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'I love the detective work...is it a new species?' Dr Natalie Yonow (Swansea University) studies sea slugs in the Red Sea.

In spite of it's stunning shimmering gold colors with royal blue flecks, this is a rather common species of sea slug. (Photo courtesy of Natalie Yonow)

Billy Ball (his real name!), 1912.  To mark the centenary of Wales' only Premier League football side, the 'Swans 100' Project (based in Swansea University's History department) is launching a new online archive.

Billy Ball (his real name!), To mark the centenary of Wales' only Premier League football side, the 'Swans Project (based in Swansea University's History department) is launching a new online archive.

Large-Area Electronics @SwanseaUni - electronic devices and circuits can be printed onto plastic and paper

Large-Area Electronics University - electronic devices and circuits can be printed onto plastic and paper

Researchers in the Swansea Tephra Group use 'tephra layers' (layers of material erupted explosively from volcanoes) to investigate past climatic events.  Here they're sampling materials erupted from Hekla volcano, at Trjávidarlækur, Iceland.

Researchers in the Swansea Tephra Group use 'tephra layers' (layers of material erupted explosively from volcanoes) to investigate past climatic events. Here they're sampling materials erupted from Hekla volcano, at Trjávidarlækur, Iceland.

Swansea Uni researchers Dr Emily Shepard and Edward Grundy presenting in the visualisation suite at the Swansea Lab for Animal Movement (SLAM).

Swansea Uni researchers Dr Emily Shepard and Edward Grundy presenting in the visualisation suite at the Swansea Lab for Animal Movement (SLAM).

♫ I want to ride my (3D printed) bicycle... Swansea University is testing a downloadable/printable titanium bike frame

World’s first 3D printed titanium BIKE FRAME is lightweight

World's printed titanium bicycle frame could lead to cheaper, lighter

Magellanic penguins, Patagonia - photo courtesy of Will Kay (@Storytime_Kay), from his field research in 2012

Magellanic penguins, Patagonia - photo courtesy of Will Kay ( from his field research in 2012

Patagonia seals - photo courtesy of Will Kay (@Storytime_Kay), from his field research work placement in 2012

Patagonia seals - photo courtesy of Will Kay ( from his field research work placement in 2012

Dr Peter Douglas (College of Engineering) studies photochemistry (the chemical effects of light) - its applications stretch from electronics and medicine,  to clean water and energy.

Dr Peter Douglas (College of Engineering) studies photochemistry (the chemical effects of light) - its applications stretch from electronics and medicine, to clean water and energy.

'Buildings as Power Stations' - The SPECIFIC project (Swansea University)

Animation showing how Swansea University scientists are developing products to help transform buildings into power stations that geneate, store and release renewable energy at the point of use.

Research vessel RV Noctiluca

Research vessel RV Noctiluca

'Urgent international efforts are needed to protect leatherback turtles'

Researchers used data from satellite transmitters attached to the turtles to track their movements across the Atlantic Ocean. These movements were then overlapped with information on high pressure fishing areas to identify .

Watch our robot solve a Rubik's Cube, with added x-ray vision!

Can you see inside a Rubik's Cube while it's being solved? We filmed a LEGO Rubik's Cube-solving robot inside an X-ray CT chamber at Swansea University.

Sea grass meadows may not be as glamorous as coral reefs or rainforests, but they're crucial to the wellbeing of people across the world - and are being lost at a rapid rate

Protecting the hand that feeds us: marine biodiversity is important for human wellbeing

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