Swansea University is leading a £20-million project, where coated building fabrics will generate, store and release electricity themselves.
Hendrefoilan House in Swansea has been included on the Victorian Society's list of the ten most endangered buildings in England and Wales.
The BLOODHOUND Project will test fire its hybrid rocket system today and representatives from Swansea University will be there too.
A new study could pave the way for a £5m investment that could change the lives of children in care in Wales.
Experts from Cardiff and Swansea University, along with the charity Children in Wales, are looking at how to help those children flourish.
Swansea University has conferred an Honorary Degrees on Skewen-born singer and songwriter Bonnie Tyler and Welsh rugby legend, Gareth Edwards.
At the ceremony Bonnie said, “To be made an Honorary Fellow by my “home” University is a tremendous honour. I am so delighted to be here today to accept this award.”
Gareth who signed for Swansea Town at the age of 16 before committing to rugby said, "Swansea had a huge impact on my early life, as I was growing up in Gwaun Cae Gurwen not far from the city."
Bonnie Tyler will receive at DLitt Honorary Degree this afternoon from Swansea University at a ceremony in the Brangwyn Hall. The university is handing out about 3,000 degrees in graduation ceremonies this week.
Among them will be a handful of people chosen to receive honorary degrees to mark what they have achieved in public life.
Earlier this year Bonnie Tyler represented the UK at the annual Eurovision Song Contest which was held in Malmo in Sweden.
Welsh rugby legend Gareth Edwards CBE will also receive an Honorary LLD degree. Between 1967 and 1978 Edwards won 53 caps for Wales, including 13 as captain.
He also played ten times for the British and Irish Lions, including playing for the legendary 1971 team and the unbeaten 1974 side in South Africa.
A £20m investment is set to give Swansea University one of the most up to date engineering departments in the world.
The money from the European Regional Development Fund was announced at the beginning of the construction phase for the new Science and Innovation Campus, which is expected to create thousands of jobs in the city.
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First Minister Carwyn Jones will visit the site of Swansea University's new Science and Innovation Campus later, marking the start of work on the construction stage of the multi-million pound development announced last year.
Project leaders say they're aiming to create a centre which will focus on research and development facilities, initially concentrating on expanding research into high-tech areas of industry.
The first students are due on site by September 2015.
The first phase of development is said to be worth £250m, with an estimated 4,000 direct and 6,000 indirect jobs created during the construction phase.
New research by Swansea University is helping to understand the importance of sensitive coastal habitats, in Wales and the UK, for supporting fisheries.
The research has been assessing the fish communities and their age ranges in different habitats around Wales.
Studies were conducted around the coast of Pembrokeshire and the Llyn Penninsula and were co-funded by the Welsh Government Ecosystem Resilience and Diversity Fund and the ERDF funded SEACAMS project.
International rugby coach Warren Gatland has been awarded an honorary degree by Swansea University in recognition of his contribution to Welsh sport.
He described it as a 'massive honour' and said he was 'absolutely thrilled', before praising the warm welcome he had received at the university campus.
The New Zealander has led the Wales rugby team to two Grand Slams in five years and to the brink of a World Cup final.
Experts are warning that forests in Wales will face even more problems from pests and diseases because of climate change.
Trees here have been hit by recent outbreaks affecting ash and larch and more problems are expected in the future.
A project team called IMPACT has been set up to come up with ways of tackling outbreaks without having to use pesticides. It has European funding and involvement from Swansea University.
It follows one of the worst years on record for destruction in Welsh forests, with thousands of trees having to be felled.
International rugby coach, Warren Gatland, will be awarded an honorary degree from Swansea University.
The Grand Slam winning coach is will receive the honour as he is considered to be a figure of "outstanding merit".
He'll receive the honour alongside the former controller of BBC Wales, Menna Richards, and the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales.
A piece of ancient glass in display in Swansea University's Egypt Centre has been identified as a missing fragment from a rare Egyptian vase. The brightly-coloured piece is more than 3,000 years old. It originally belonged to Pharaoh Amenhotep II (1498-1387 BC).
The fragment is on loan from Swansea Museum. It was given to the museum in 1959, and may have come from the tomb of Queen Tiye, who was the wife of Amentohep III.
The fragment is on display in the University's Egypt Centre, from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.