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Swansea University science provision was seen at its best at the 2012 GwyddonLe pavilion.
The main attraction this year was the Bloodhound car –which hopes to break the world land speed record and reach 1,000 miles per hour in 2013.
Researchers from Swansea University’s College of Engineering have contributed to the aerodynamic design of Bloodhound and a video telling the story of its construction was screened all week.
Academic staff and postgraduate students from the departments of Physics, Biosciences, Mathematics, Geography and Medicine at Swansea University hosted fun and interactive activities every day.
Swansea, Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities’ Computer Science Departments were also promoting the Technocamps scheme and encouraging visitors to control computerized robots amongst other things.
A range of external bodies were also displaying their work in GwyddonLe including Techniquest, the Botanical Garden, the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, Llanbadarn Lake Railway, First Hydro, and Mad Science.
The naturalist Iolo Williams officially open GwyddonLe on, Monday and later took part in a question and answer session with former Swansea University student and television presenter, Nia Parry.
The former professional footballer, Malcolm Allen, who has won several caps for Wales, also called in to present prizes for the national mathematics competition.
The unique film ‘GLIMPSE: Greenland’s disappearing Ice’ was also screened in Welsh. This film follows glaciologists from Swansea University on their expedition to find out why Greenland's ice is changing.
Here are the names of the winners of daily competitions held in the GwyddonLe. Each of them received Science Museum UK prizes, possible through the sponsorship of the Welsh Government.
Monday: What is the name of the car hoping to break the world land speed record, travelling up to speeds of 1,000 mph?
Winner: William Icke, Ysgol Llanpumpsaint
Tuesday: What is the Welsh word for a volcanic eruption?
Enillydd: Mared Owen, Ysgol Brynhyfryd, Rhuthun
Wednesday: What is the oldest animal on earth?
Answer: Arctica Islandia
Winner: Grug Ifan, Ysgol Pencae, Llandaf, Caerdydd
Thursday: What is the name of the liquid that thickens with sound?
Answer: Anubonic Fluid
Winner: Melir Jones, Ysgol y Berwyn, Bala
Friday: How big is the world's largest island?
Answer: 2,166,086 km sgwâr
Winner: Jac Idan, Ysgol Parc y Bont, Llanddaniel