• Question: How will your research affect the people of Britain??

    Asked by jess96 to Will, Mike, David, James, Suze on 15 Jun 2011. This question was also asked by mariam19, rogerrrbvb1917.
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      William Eborall answered on 14 Jun 2011:

      Hopefully my research won’t affect the people of Britain in any way that they can notice.

      If my research works then hopefully bioethanol will start to be used in petrol cars without any modification instead of petrol. This would be better for the environment, but hopefully the person filling up their car wouldn’t notice the difference.

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      Mike Dodd answered on 14 Jun 2011:

      The experiments we are doing will hopefully improve the lives of people that suffer from heart disease. My work is paid for by the British Heart Foundation to look into what causes heart disease. We want to better understand why people who have diabetes or are over weight, are more likely to have heart disease. We are currently using large magnets (called MRI) to image the heart. Using this experiment we can test what happens when different drugs are used to reduce diabetes or reduce the fat in the blood. Whether one of these drugs will be successful or an experiment that we create helps answer an important question about heart disease, hopefully my research will make a difference.

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      James Marrow answered on 14 Jun 2011:

      My research aims keep the lights on in the UK by helping our power stations run for longer and more reliably. Imagine if you flicked a switch and there was no electricity, or you found that your electricity was rationed. That is really something that could happen in the future if we don’t develop our energy supplies.

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      Suze Kundu answered on 14 Jun 2011:

      I hope to improve Britain by making sure that we are less dependent on the countries that have all of the oil and natural gas. If the research takes off, it will take a lot of time and effort to set up the correct storage methods and transport systems for hydrogen fuel, which will create LOADS of jobs for people. These systems would need to be maintained, so it’s something that could boost our own economy.

      Also, it would mean that we’d spend less money on petrol. It is really expensive, and I could definitely do with spending that money somewhere else (although I absolutely ADORE my car, so really, I’d still drive her around everywhere. She’s gorgeous!).

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      David Ingram answered on 15 Jun 2011:

      Hopefully we will be able to have more clean, carbon free, electricity using a technology we lead the world in and create a lot of jobs.