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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