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  • ‘If there’s any life on Europa, it would be in the ocean’

    View of moon surface with many cracks and streaks of brown
    Published Sep 21, 2023

    Today’s report that carbon dioxide was found on one of Jupiter’s biggest moons further teases the prospect of extraterrestrial life. Lorenz Roth, a KTH researcher who contributed to the NASA study, wa...

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  • Early detection of Alzheimer’s thanks to groundbreaking medical technology

    Padideh Kamali-Zare
    She is making a dream come true by contributing to the early detection of brain diseases like Alzheimer’s, as a creator of groundbreaking microscope technology. Padideh Kamali-Zare is this year’s recipient of the KTH Innovation Award.
    Published Sep 18, 2023

    At 14 she took care of her grandmother, who was diagnosed with mild dementia. Today, Padideh Kamali-Zare is the CEO and founder of biotech company Darmiyan. “Just two days after my dear grandmother p...

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  • KTH launches three new competence centres

    KTH:s campus med torg och byggnader
    KTH has been granted funding to lead three competence centres and be part of another three in an initiative by Sweden’s innovation agency, Vinnova. (Photo: KTH)
    Published Sep 15, 2023

    KTH to lead major initiatives in wireless communication, sustainable building production, and neutron and X-ray science.

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  • Newsmakers at KTH

    Portraits of researchers
    What findings, results and researchers have attracted attention outside KTH? Under the vignette Newsmakers, we provide a selection of the latest news and events at KTH. (Photo: KTH)
    Published Sep 07, 2023

    Bespoke cancer medicines, superfast computers and the homes of the future. These are some of the areas in which students and researchers at KTH have recently garnered widespread attention.

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  • KTH to play key role in Sweden’s Cybercampus

    Men sitting around computer, talking
    Sweden’s defense and education ministers join KTH President Anders Söderholm for a demonstration of how easily a computer can be hacked. From left, Pål Jonson, Minister of Defence, Söderholm, Mats Persson, Minister of Education, Pontus Johnson, Director of CDIS, and David Olgart, Director of Cybercampus Sweden.
    Published Sep 07, 2023

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology is to play a central role in developing cyber defense education and research, under the budget proposal announced yesterday for a new Cybercampus Sweden. (Photo: Fred...

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  • Study: Making cities greener doesn’t just capture carbon – it reduces it

    Tree lined parkway in middle of busy avenue with people walking
    Creating more agreeable environments for walking and bicycling not only helps capture carbon, but a new study shows how it can help reduce emissions. Pictured, Karlavägen in Stockholm. (Photo: David Callahan)
    Published Sep 01, 2023

    Dozens of European cities could reach net zero carbon emissions over the next 10 years by incorporating nature into their infrastructure, according to a new study.

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  • “Trust in AI is far too low in Sweden”

    John Björkman Nilsson with a robot head
    “I don’t think there’s any chance that today’s language-based AI can reach a level comparable to human consciousness, or that the technology will turn against us,” says AI expert John Björkman Nilsson, here with a KTH constructed robot.
    Published Aug 25, 2023

    “The opportunities offered by AI are greater than the risks,” says John Björkman Nilsson, AI expert and corporate consultant in Sweden and the US. He is concerned that “an exaggerated fear of AI tech...

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  • New life for discarded food

    Researcher in lab.
    Francisco Vilaplana and his research team are developing new ways of how side streams in food production can be useful in the food of the future. (Photo: Magnus Glans)
    Published Aug 16, 2023

    Will the next generation’s food be made from today’s waste? A team of researchers at KTH is looking into new ways of dealing with unused waste products in the agriculture and food sectors.

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  • EU transport attachés met research and innovation at KTH

    From left: Mikael Lindström, Magnus Burman, Dan André and Niclas Dahl. Photo: Fredrik Persson
    Published Jul 05, 2023

    On 29 June, 60 EU transport attachés and Swedish government representatives learned about KTH's research and innovation. The visit was organised by KTH's research platform for transport and took place...

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  • In sensory perception, brain makes trade-offs between accuracy and speed

    A farm cat outside is looking intently at something that has caught its attention.
    Competition and survival in nature drive animals to think fast when startled. A new study shows this principle may already be wired in the way the brain processes sensory information. (Photo: David Callahan)
    Published Jun 26, 2023

    When an animal takes notice of an approaching figure, it needs to determine what it is, and quickly. In nature, competition and survival dictate that it’s better to think fast—that is, for the brain t...

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  • Student field study: how coffee beans can lift farmers out of poverty

    Filip Borgström David Sigge and an employee at the coffee farm
    Filip Borgström (center) and David Sigge (right) together with coffee farmer Aphiwat Sukphong's employee.
    Published Jun 21, 2023

    KTH students David Sigge and Filip Borgström spent two months in Thailand as part of their degree project in industrial economics. They looked at if and how farmers could increase their income in a su...

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  • Researcher 3D prints world's smallest wineglass with new method

    A cup on the left, and a spiral shaped object
    The world’s smallest 3D-printed wineglass (left) and an optical resonator for fiber optic telecommunications, photographed with scanning electron microscopy at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The rim of the glass is smaller than the width of a human hair.
    Published Jun 20, 2023

    Researchers have 3D-printed the world’s smallest wine glass—nearly indistinguishable with the naked eye—with a rim smaller than the width of a human hair. But the idea wasn’t to cater to extremely lig...

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  • How higher food prices have an impact

    Woman in supermarket
    Rising food prices over the past year have changed our consumption patterns – but we still go on buying, according to a degree project by students at KTH. (Photo: Mostphotos)
    Published Jun 19, 2023

    What foods are we cutting down on and what do we go on buying, despite rising prices? Students at KTH have analysed all the purchases made by loyalty scheme members in Coop stores over the past two ye...

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  • When we run out of land, it’s time for ‘blue proteins’

    Lines of seaweed are hauled into a boat by a crew of several people
    At the Nordic Seafarm on Sweden's west coast, a team harvests sugar kelp. By 2050 there will be 11 billion people on Earth and we will need to go for these real proteins, these blue proteins," says KTH Associate Professor Fredrik Gröndahl, one of the Nordic Seafarm founders. (photo: Nordic Seafarm)
    Published Jun 19, 2023

    When Fredrik Gröndahl looks at the sea, he sees the potential to relieve humanity of its near-total, and increasingly unsustainable reliance on arable land. The answer to feeding the world is to turn ...

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  • Thousands of newly-admitted students welcomed by their peers

    Woman speaking in a zoom session
    “I was on the other side so I know how important it is to get the student’s perspective,” says Mayari Pérez Tay shown here in a zoom session with an admitted student. She is one of the 133 KTH master's students who have made individual calls to students admitted for the autumn term at KTH.
    Published Jun 09, 2023

    Spring is the time when applicants receive their acceptance letter from KTH, but the initial contact doesn’t end there. Soon afterward each admitted student receives a personal call from a student amb...

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  • Tiny quantum electronic vortexes in superconductors can circulate in ways not seen before

    Tornado shaped illustrated figures show direction of flow with arrows
    A new study by KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stanford University revises of our understanding of quantum vortices in superconductors. Pictured, an artist’s depiction of quantum vortices. (Illustration: Greg Stewart, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
    Published Jun 01, 2023

    Within superconductors little tornadoes of electrons, known as quantum vortices, can occur which have important implications in superconducting applications such as quantum sensors. Now a new kind of ...

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  • Enceladus’ gargantuan water vapor halo inspires awe and wonder

    moon is seen in half light in space
    Enceladus as seen at a distance of 25 km by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in 2005. (Photo: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute)
    Published May 30, 2023

    Time will tell whether life has formed on one of Saturn’s moons, Enceladus, but for now people on Earth are marveling at the newly-revealed scale of an enormous water vapor plume and the “halo” it for...

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  • Fresh vegetables all year round through farming in water

    Michael Martin in front of plants in a greenhouse
    Light and sensor technology means vegetables can grow quickly and thrive in water, even where there are no windows. The crops obtain their energy from LED lighting instead of sunlight. “Our main challenge is making the growing process itself as energy efficient as possible,” says researcher Michael Martin, Professor of Sustainable Production at KTH.
    Published May 30, 2023

    Water-based, or hydroponic, technology for indoor farming means that more and more retailers, restaurants and households are choosing to grow their own fresh vegetables. “Developing indoor farming of...

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  • Electric scooters less popular since introduction of new parking rules

    A man rides an electric scooter
    The parking ban that was introduced last autumn led to changed travel patterns among users of electric scooters. (Photo: KTH)
    Published May 26, 2023

    Fewer e-scooters and parking racks a long way from the user’s destination. These may be a couple of reasons why the use of e-scooters has decreased with the introduction of new parking rules last autu...

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  • Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai visits KTH

    two persons in front of an audience
    Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai visited KTH and talked about artificial intelligence. He said that it’s ok to have fears if they are used for something sensible. Photo: Fredrik Persson.
    Published May 26, 2023

    During his first trip to Sweden, the CEO of Google also visited KTH. On the agenda were meeting with KTH personnel and students and a conversation about the biggest technological talking point of the ...

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