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Sweden trials electrified highway for trucks
The truck draws power as it moves at speeds of up to 90km/h (56mph) while putting out no emissions. Photo: Scania AB

The Swedish truck firm Scania, in partnership with German engineering company, Siemens, is developing the world’s first “eHighway”, a four kilometre stretch of highway north of Stockholm.

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Marvel at Sweden's new levitating plants
What happens if a plant grows in mid-air? One Stockholm company decided to find out. Photo: Flyte

No, your eyes do not deceive you. Those plants are floating.

Mystery 'extinct' space rock found in Sweden
Photo: Birger Schmitz

A morsel of never-before-seen alien rock has been dug up in a limestone quarry in Sweden, where it had lain deeply buried for about 470 million years, scientists have said.

Transport authorities call for probe into tech glitch
SAS aircraft grounded at Arlanda airport last week. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

But officials say it was not sabotage that caused last week's network failure, which knocked out large parts of Swedish air traffic.

Report: Swedish information security 'not good enough'
Information security in government agencies has been criticised. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Low levels of security could lead to significant consequences, the state auditor warned.

My Swedish Career
'Sweden has some of the world's best innovation help'
Stephen Batley. Photo: Private

Meet the Australian ex-firefighter helping foreigners navigate Sweden's startup scene.

Startups
Swedish talent matchmaker helps refugees land IT jobs
Could immigration boost Sweden's startup scene? Photo: Christine Olsson/TT

Can the refugee crisis help solve Sweden's skills shortage?

Want to date a Swede? Head to these cities
What's the best place for dating in Sweden? Photo: Carolina Romare/imagebank.sweden.se

It seems Stockholm and Gothenburg are no romantic hotspots.

Sweden may own Pirate Bay domains, says court
Controversial file-sharing site Pirate Bay. Photo: Vilhelm Stokstad/TT

A unique ruling has been upheld by a Swedish court of appeals.

Eurovision 2016
Swedes create world's first crowdsourced singing voice
Screenshot from the 'Sound of Europe' video by Tele2.

Can tech, connectivity and Eurovision help the world unite?

Startups
Canadians snap up Swedish children's digital gaming toy
Swedish children's gaming app Toca Boca. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Swedish hit app Toca Boca is moving to Canada.

Swedish mobile giant starts free social media surfing
Some social networking sites you probably use a lot. Photo: Patrick Sison/AP/TT

Telia is set to become first network provider in Sweden to allow customers to chat on social media for free.

Housing crisis
Spotify: 'Sweden is heading in the wrong direction'
Is Stockholm under a dark cloud? Photo: Tuukka Ervasti/Image Bank Sweden

Stockholm's housing crisis is stalling Sweden's momentum, Spotify's founders Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon have argued in an open letter.

Hacked Sweden servers used in US banks attack
Citibank, which was one of the hacked banks (left) and a Swedish military crest (right). Photos: Mark Lennihan/AP/TT and Johan Nilsson/TT

Swedish military computers were hacked and used in an attack targeting major US banks in 2013, the armed forces have revealed.

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