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  • AI protects power grid from fluctuations caused by renewable power and EVs

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    Open-access AI algorithms have been developed to protect electrical grids from random fluctuations introduced by renewable energy and EVs. Assistant Professor Qianwen Xu in her lab at the Department of Electric Power and Energy Systems, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
    Published Feb 28, 2024

    In order to prevent power grid failure in a society where electrification is supplied increasingly by variable sources like solar and wind, researchers report the development of artificial intelligenc...

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  • 3D microprinter hacked to fabricate transistors for bioelectronics

    Man in lab suit working with 3D printing machine in office.
    PhD student Lee-Lun Lai loads a tray into a 3D microprinter to demonstrate how polymer transistors can be made faster, cheaper and more sustainably.
    Published Feb 26, 2024

    The speed of innovation in bioelectronics and critical sensors gets a new boost with the unveiling of a technique for fast-prototyping of devices.

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  • Q&A: Students take second in ‘intense’ cybersecurity competition

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    Left to right: Roberto Guanciale, senior lecturer at KTH and the students' coach, and Ludwig Kristoffersson, Elin Granstedt, Hampus Carlens and Gustaf Zachrisson. Photo: Anders G Warne.
    Published Feb 21, 2024

    Elin Granstedt was on the KTH student team that recently made it all the way to the final of Cyber Challenge 2024, which is held by the Swedish Defence University and the National Cyber Security Cente...

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  • Marcus Wandt landed at KTH

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    The astronaut Marcus Wandt told a packed auditorium at KTH about his space adventures. Christer Fuglesang, Director of the KTH Space Centre and an astronaut too, was also present.
    Published Feb 20, 2024

    After 22 days in space, astronaut Marcus Wandt has landed at KTH. In front of a packed auditorium, he talked about his journey before, after and during the space flight. “It's so fascinating that you...

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  • New cybersecurity analysis solution leads to significant reduction in energy consumption

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    A programmable switch that was used in the research.
    Published Feb 19, 2024

    By offloading calculations for complex cybersecurity analyses to network accelerators, energy consumption can be reduced by over 30 times, according to Mariano Scazzariello, a postdoctoral researcher ...

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  • How all of Europe can get green electricity

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    “Our study shows that it is possible to get rid of carbon dioxide emissions by switching to a renewable energy system,” says Anders Wörman, professor and research leader (Photo: Christer Gummeson).
    Published Feb 14, 2024

    Sun, wind and water are enough to supply Europe with electricity. In a study, researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology have shown that it is possible to replace fossil fuels with a renewable e...

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  • In teaching and research, KTH's reputation ranked high worldwide

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    Based on 38,796 responses from respondents in 166 countries KTH is ranked in the 101-125 bracket. Photo: Magnus Glans
    Published Feb 12, 2024

    Once again KTH's reputation for research and education has been cited among the world's best.

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  • Inaguration of Sweden's first cyber campus

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    From left: David Olgart, Director of Cybercampus Sweden, Minister of Civil Defense Carl-Oskar Bohlin (M), Minister of Education Mats Persson (L) and KTH President Anders Söderholm. Photo: Sanna Johannesson, Blackbox Videoproduktion.
    Published Feb 07, 2024

    The need for increased cyber security is growing exponentially. The Swedish government is investing just over SEK 100 million in the coming years in Cybercampus Sweden, an initiative inaugurated today...

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  • Sensor technology finds leaks and tracks contaminants in drinking water

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    “One goal is for municipalities to make better decisions about water networks and reduce resource waste. Thanks to modeling using sensor data, we can more easily see what is happening in the pipes and more quickly locate leaks," says research leader Viktoria Fodor.
    Published Feb 06, 2024

    Leaks from pipes in water supply networks cause significant losses of drinking water. Pipe leaks are often difficult to locate, and KTH researchers are developing sensor technology that would make it ...

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  • Handbook offers guidance for faster climate transition

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    Frauke Urban, editor of a new handbook on the climate crisis, calls for a climate policy that keeps pace with climate science (Photo: Christer Gummeson).
    Published Feb 06, 2024

    The technology exists to tackle the climate crisis, but the political will lags behind. This is one of the messages in the new handbook, Climate Change and Technology, on one of the major issues of ou...

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  • Excuses we make for harming the climate

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    'You can fly if you are a vegetarian' is an example of 'budgeting', imagining a climate account where actions are weighed against each other. Photo: Syda Productions /Mostphotos
    Published Jan 30, 2024

    How do we excuse our own climate damaging actions? KTH Professor Nina Wormbs’ research project received media attention even before it started. “As a researcher, I have never seen such great interest ...

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  • Newsmakers at KTH - January 2024

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    Published Jan 23, 2024

    Who has received what when it comes to funding? What findings, results and researchers have attracted attention outside KTH? Under the vignette Newsmakers, we provide a selection of the latest news an...

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  • AI can detect infection before it’s too late

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    AI records babies' health data and gives doctors early signals when a risky infection is about to break out. "Small, premature babies are particularly vulnerable to injury if infection treatment cannot be started in time," says Saikat Chatterjee, principal supervisor of a research team from KTH Royal Institute of Technology that is collaborating with Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in the project 'Explainable Machine Learning for Early Warning Systems'.
    Published Jan 18, 2024

    Artificial intelligence can detect an infection as early as 24 hours before healthcare providers see signs of it. "Since there are often no early clear symptoms of infection, sensor technology can sav...

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  • Low office presence has far-reaching effects on organizations

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    Published Jan 18, 2024

    A new study examining office work in the aftermath of the pandemic reveals major differences in how much employees are coming in to the office. For example, half of the organizations in the study do n...

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  • Tax effective in reducing emissions

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    The carbon tax is working as intended but may need to be complemented by state aid for some companies, says Christian Thomann, researcher in industrial technology (Photo: Christer Gummeson).
    Published Jan 17, 2024

    The climate tax works. Without it, emissions from industry would be much higher. But there is more to be done to further reduce emissions, according to a study from KTH.

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  • Material science advance could lead to airplanes that optimize their shape in flight

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    Clockwise from top left, a blob of paraffin in four stages of becoming two. The images were taken in a demonstration of the technique that could enable autonomous transformation of objects and materials.
    Published Jan 16, 2024

    Materials and objects could take on different shapes by themselves through a method developed at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Breakthrough tests showed how microscale melting and cooling of a wi...

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  • KTH part of major Swedish investment in materials research

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    The investment aims to promote and activate a transition to a sustainable society while advancing the scientific frontier in materials science. Photo: Adam Af Ekenstam
    Published Jan 12, 2024

    Three research platforms from KTH Royal Institute of Technology are part of a significant investment in materials research for sustainability in Sweden. The Wallenberg Initiative Materials Science for...

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  • New fee procedures allow more people to use KTH's laboratories

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    The purpose of charging fees for external use of KTH's research infrastructures is to increase the use of KTH's valuable labs and equipment. The university will have greater opportunities to make laboratories and research infrastructures available to companies, organizations and other authorities.
    Published Jan 12, 2024

    The government's new “Ordinance on fees for research infrastructures” will apply at KTH starting spring semester of 2024. This means that as of January 1, 2024, KTH's research infrastructures can char...

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  • KTH creates cloud services that strengthen Europe's technological independence

    The OpenCUBE project, led by KTH together with a consortium of researchers in Europe, will create a cloud system that manages and stores large amounts of data. Photo: Unsplashed
    Published Jan 11, 2024

    The OpenCUBE project is part of the European Chips Act, a strategy to make Europe more competitive in the semiconductor industry. “It means that we are creating independence from both the US and C...

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  • 150 times more effective medicine for critically ill children

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    Johan Rockberg, professor at the Division of Protein Technology at KTH. Photo: KTH
    Published Jan 10, 2024

    Every year, one in about 5 000 children is born with a rare gene mutation that affects the function of the cell's lysosome. This can lead to disability or premature death. Researchers at KTH have deve...

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