One of three new science networks launching today will focus on materials and engineering. It aims to carry out research that could have applications in manufacturing.
One area of research for the network, based at Swansea University, will be solar technology. Different materials that could be used to coat buildings to harness solar energy, instead of using solar panels, are already being discussed.
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A petition will be handed in at the Senedd later calling for rules to prevent the use by under 13's in care of social media sites.
Technology projects that promote the Welsh language are to get over £250,000 of funding to help encourage more use of in digital media.
A chilly start to the day is expected but prolonged spells of sunshine will allow the temperatures to respond, highs of between 14 - 17 °C