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The World Needs To Crack Battery Recycling, Fast

As batteries start to pile up, carmakers, battery companies and researchers are trying to save them from ending up in landfills. From a report: Recyclers are primarily interested in extracting the valuable metals and minerals in the cells. Getting to these materials is complex and dangerous: After removing the steel casing, the battery pack needs to be unbundled into cells carefully, to avoid puncturing any hazardous materials. The electrolyte, a liquid whose job it is to move lithium ions betwe...
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Parental depression affects children's mental health and educational attainment

Children who live with a parent who has depression are more likely to develop depression and to not achieve educational milestones, according to a new study published this week in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Sinead Brophy of Swansea University, UK, and colleagues.
Tags: Health, UK, PLOS ONE, Swansea University, Sinead Brophy


Meet the Team – Lauren Hill

Hi Everyone, My name is Lauren Hill (not the singer unfortunately). I’ve just joined the Web-Translations Team as a Project Coordinator! I graduated from Swansea University with a Distinction in my Masters in Professional Translation in 2020. Since then, I’ve been working in a French and German customer service role within the automotive sector. I look forward to using not only the knowledge from my translation degrees, but also continuing to use my customer service experience within th...
Tags: Uncategorized, Linguistics, Geneva, Clive, Swansea University, Kiel, Lauren Hill, Web-Translations, Project Coordinator, Translation Project Management, Meet the Team


Flood prevention: Swansea University study reveals role of wetlands

Vegetation can save up to £27m in avoided damage per estuary during a large storm, researchers say.
Tags: UK, News, Swansea University


Flood prevention: Swansea University study reveals role of wetlands

Vegetation can save up to £27m in avoided damage per estuary during a large storm, researchers say.
Tags: News, Swansea University


Wie rede ich am besten mit Freund:innen, die sich nicht impfen lassen wollen?

Nach bald anderthalb Jahren Virusängsten, Jo-Jo-Lockdowns und dauernd neuen Beschränkungen scheint zumindest eines ganz gut zu klappen: die Impfkampagne. Knapp 60 Prozent der Deutschen haben inzwischen mindestens eine Impfdosis bekommen; 43 Prozent sind schon durchgeimpft. Für viele ist die eigene Impfung ein Grund zum Feiern. Manche müssen dabei aber feststellen: Nicht alle ihrer Freund:innen lassen sich so bereitwillig und enthusiastisch piksen, haben Angst vor möglichen Nebenwirkungen oder La...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Eu, Jamie, Welt, Mick, Swansea University, Wie, Jahren, Umgang, Kritik, Zeit, Freund, Sorgen, Grund, Stoff


New study investigates how green tea could lead to a drug for tackling Covid-19

As India continues to be ravaged by the pandemic, a Swansea University academic is investigating how green tea could give rise to a drug capable of tackling Covid-19.
Tags: Health, India, Swansea University


New study into green tea's potential to help tackle COVID-19

A Swansea University academic is part of a team investigating how green tea could give rise to a drug capable of tackling Covid-19.Dr Suresh Mohankumar carried out the research with colleagues in India during his time at JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research Their findings suggest that one of the compounds in green tea could combat the coronavirus behind Covid-19.
Tags: Science, India, Swansea University, Suresh Mohankumar


Research reveals new approach to understanding our wellbeing

The ability to connect and feel a sense of belonging are basic human needs but new Swansea University research has examined how these are determined by more than just our personal relationships.Research led by psychologist Professor Andrew Kemp highlights the importance of taking a wider approach to wellbeing and how it can be influenced by issues such as inequality and anthropogenic climate change.
Tags: Science, Swansea University, Andrew Kemp


Disposable face masks release potentially dangerous chemical pollutants

Swansea University scientists have uncovered potentially dangerous chemical pollutants that are released from disposable face masks when submerged in water.
Tags: Health, Swansea University


Nanoplastics and other harmful pollutants found in disposable face masks -- Regulation and research urgently needed, say experts

Swansea University scientists have uncovered potentially dangerous chemical pollutants that are released from disposable face masks when submerged in water. The research reveals high levels of pollutants, including lead, antimony, and copper, within the silicon-based and plastic fibres of common disposable face masks.
Tags: Science, Swansea University


After a massive iceberg broke away from Antarctica, it revealed a long-hidden world of creatures on the seafloor

The research vessel Polarstern in the gap between iceberg A74 (right) and Brunt Ice Shelf (left). Alfred-Wegener-Institut (AWI)/Ralph Timmermann Last month, an iceberg the size of Los Angeles, called A74, broke off of Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf and floated away. Researchers aboard the Polarstern vessel happened to be nearby, so they investigated the area of the seafloor that had been covered by the iceberg, half a mile down. They found marine creatures that had been hidden for decade...
Tags: Science, News, Wales, Germany, Environment, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Marine Life, Ocean, Antarctica, Manhattan, South America, Iceberg, Delaware, Antarctic


New study examines the effectiveness of shielding policy for people vulnerable to COVID-19

Shielding vulnerable people has been central to the response to COVID-19, but how well does it work? A Swansea University research project has received funding to examine the evidence, to see what lessons can be learned for the future.
Tags: Health, Swansea University


Global warming helps invasive species flourish - study models likely combined effects on ecosystems

Increased global temperatures help invasive species establish themselves in ecosystems, new research led by a Swansea University bioscientist has shown.The study, published by the Royal Society, gives an insight into the probable combined effects of species invasions, which are becoming more common, and global warming.
Tags: Science, Royal Society, Swansea University


Swansea University 'catastrophic failure of governance' claim

Professor sacked despite police finding no evidence of wrongdoing over proposed wellness village.
Tags: News, Swansea University


Swansea University: 'No evident criminality' in bribery probe

The probe centred on the tendering process of the Llanelli Wellness and Life Science Village project.
Tags: News, Swansea University, Llanelli Wellness and Life Science Village


An iceberg the size of Los Angeles just broke off Antarctica - and it could happen again within weeks

A view of the North Rift crack on the Brunt Ice Shelf in February 2021. Sebastian Gleich/British Antarctic Survey Videos show a 490-square-mile iceberg breaking off Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf. NASA is keeping tabs on two other giant cracks in the ice shelf that are growing rapidly. The shifting ice has forced British scientists to relocate the nearby Halley Research Station. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf is replete with giant cracks....
Tags: Science, News, Wales, Climate Change, Environment, Los Angeles, Trends, Global Warming, Nasa, Antarctica, Manhattan, South America, Iceberg, Delaware, Antarctic, Swansea University


Hywel Francis obituary

Former MP for Aberavon who promoted the rights of carers and organisations that would help south Wales to remember its pastHywel Francis, who has died aged 74 from cancer, served as Labour MP for Aberavon, south Wales, from 2001 until he stood down in 2015. He chaired the Welsh affairs committee and human rights joint committee, and his particular achievement was the Carers Equal Opportunities Act (2004). This he brought in as a private member’s bill, with Lord (Jack) Ashley of Stoke sponsoring ...
Tags: Wales, Society, UK News, Mining, Labour, Higher Education, Swansea, Carers, Politics past, Francis, Social history, Sam, Swansea University, Mair, Hywel, Hywel Francis


Iceberg size of Greater London breaks off Antarctica

The 1,270sq km chunk separated from Brunt Ice Shelf near a British Antarctic Survey station on Friday An iceberg almost the size of Greater London has split off from Antarctica, near a British Antarctic Survey station. Related: Researchers rethink life in a cold climate after Antarctic find Continue reading...
Tags: London, Environment, World news, Antarctica, Cambridge, Greater London, Swansea University, Antarctic Survey


New study highlights importance of context to physical theories

A Swansea University scientist's research into the geometrical characteristics of a physical theories is highlighted in a new paper. Physicist Dr Farid Shahandeh examines what structural property of a theory like quantum mechanics makes it prone to contextuality.
Tags: Science, Swansea University, Farid Shahandeh


Study shows relation between mothers' income level and children's finger length

Low-income mothers feminize their children in the womb by adjusting their hormones, whereas high-income mothers masculinize their children, a major study based on finger length, led by a Swansea University expert, has found.
Tags: Health, Swansea University


Children's finger length points to mothers' income level

Low-income mothers feminize their children in the womb by adjusting their hormones, whereas high-income mothers masculinize their children, a major study based on finger length, led by a Swansea University expert, has found. The phenomenon is an unconscious evolutionary response aimed at boosting their offspring's chances of successful reproduction. It helps, in part, explain associations between low income, low levels of testosterone before birth, and major causes of mortality such as c...
Tags: Science, Swansea University


New guidance can help cardiac patients with diabetes to exercise more safely

Cardiac patients who also have diabetes will be able to do their rehabilitation exercises more safely, thanks to the world's first guidance on the subject, which has been published by international experts including a Swansea University academic.
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New guidance on how cardiac patients with diabetes can exercise more safely

Cardiac patients who also have diabetes will be able to do their rehabilitation exercises more safely, thanks to the world's first guidance on the subject, which has been published by international experts including a Swansea University academic. The guidance will be a crucial resource for healthcare professionals, so they can help the growing number of cardiac rehabilitation patients who also have diabetes.
Tags: Science, Swansea University


Experts put new method of analysing children's play to the test

How to study the stages children go through as they play together has been highlighted in new research by a Swansea University academic.Dr Pete King, who specialises in play and childhood studies, devised a method of studying the process of children's play - the Play Cycle Observation Method (PCOM) - and has now published research which demonstrates how effective it is as an observational tool.
Tags: Science, Swansea University, Pete King, Observation Method PCOM


Bus driver jailed after passenger's death in Swansea crash

Eric Vice, 64, was driving to Swansea University when he hit a bridge.
Tags: News, Swansea, Swansea University, Eric Vice


Bus driver jailed for passenger death in Swansea crash

Eric Vice, 64, was driving to Swansea University when he hit a bridge.
Tags: News, Swansea, Swansea University, Eric Vice


Brain pressure disorder has increased dramatically, linked to obesity and deprivation

A brain pressure disorder that especially affects women, causing severe headaches and sometimes permanent sight loss, has risen six-fold in 15 years, and is linked to obesity and deprivation, a new study by Swansea University researchers has shown.
Tags: Health, Swansea University


Experts call for more pragmatic approach to higher education teaching

Millions of students around the world could benefit if their educators adopted a more flexible and practical approach, say Swansea University experts.After analysing the techniques current being used in higher education, the researchers have released a new paper calling for a pragmatic and evidence-based approach instead.
Tags: Science, Swansea University


Six-fold rise in brain pressure disorder that affects mostly women

A brain pressure disorder that especially affects women, causing severe headaches and sometimes permanent sight loss, has risen six-fold in 15 years, and is linked to obesity and deprivation, a new study by Swansea University researchers has shown.Rates of emergency hospital admissions in Wales for people with the disorder were also five times higher than for those without.
Tags: Science, Wales, Swansea University