Could decentralized networks help save democracy?

Democratic movements can flourish online, but just as easily get censored. A group of researchers is developing solutions to the vulnerabilities and privacy problems with using big social media platforms like Facebook and ...

Cities open up to congestion charging

Traffic jams aren't the only things that disappear when congestion charging programs are implemented. A Swedish researcher finds that opposition to these proposals appears to vanish once they take effect.

Trapped by an avalanche, saved by an app

An app developed at Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology makes it possible for skiers with smartphones to find people buried in the snow after an avalanche.

Rocking robot pays tribute to Robyn

When a team of mechatronics students built a robot dedicated to Robyn, they didn't expect the pop star to become personally involved. The dancing "Robyt" makes its world debut this week and earns props from its inspiration.

Platform would protect smartphones from cyber criminals

Criminals don't have to pick your pocket to get what they want out of your mobile. But a certifiably secure operating platform is being developed by Swedish researchers so that consumers can be confident that their mobile ...

Lightning harnessed to protect grid components

The foes of power grids everywhere, lightning and other high voltage currents now can help utilities track the health of components throughout their systems.

Robot as social interface (w/ Video)

Human interaction with robots is about to get a little more personal. Meet "Furhat," the face of tomorrow's interactive technology.

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