• Question: have u invented anything which will help with today's life

    Asked by 11thofreb4 to Andy, Bill, Grant, Kayleigh, Rain on 16 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by 11laugaur3, 11chljamc3.
    • Photo: Bill Price

      Bill Price answered on 16 Mar 2012:

      Im clutching at straws here but as High Rise engineers we are inventing ever more efficient ways to design and construct tall structures. More and more people (globally) want to live in cities and that means going high. Hence economical buildings ‘help with today’s life’.

    • Photo: Rain Irshad

      Rain Irshad answered on 16 Mar 2012:

      When I was in the sixth form, I did some work with the Biophysical Chemistry people at Manchester university, and I solved the molecular crystal structure of a compound they’d created.

      It was something they were hoping could be used as a treatment for Alzheimer’s, and the molecular structure was crucial in determining whether or not it would work. I didn’t invent it, but it felt good to be involved.

    • Photo: Andrew Hearn

      Andrew Hearn answered on 18 Mar 2012:

      Not directly no. But with software-on-microchips being so everywhere, also on things that leads to someone helping people’s lives, i.e. via communication technology, I’d like to feel that whatever I do has a positive, indirect, effect on people’s lives. But there hasn’t been a particular thing which I can say “I did that!” – but I like the idea of working towards this.

    • Photo: Kayleigh Messer

      Kayleigh Messer answered on 18 Mar 2012:

      Not personally no.

    • Photo: Grant Cairnie

      Grant Cairnie answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      I have contributed to many things which will help but not invented them directly. A lot of my work is related to emissions control and hopefully that will save lots of people from health problems in the future.