• Question: If you could create any item to help with your job, what would it be and why? (Can't be a self-marking robot or a robot, we all want one!)

    Asked by bones to Jamie, Jodie, Kat, Mark, Niamh on 22 Mar 2011 in Categories: .
    • Photo: Jamie Pringle

      Jamie Pringle answered on 21 Mar 2011:

      Good question bones!

      Possibly a time machine so I could have 8 days in a week? There’s never enough time to do everything I want to!

      Or perhaps (other than a clone, good point!) some money for more PhD students so they can do all the new research!

    • Photo: Niamh Nic Daeid

      Niamh Nic Daeid answered on 21 Mar 2011:

      hi bones

      something to do all of the admin work…..

    • Photo: Mark Hill

      Mark Hill answered on 22 Mar 2011:

      Hi Bones,
      In the winter, a pair of gloves that keep my hands warm, yet are thin enough for me to still conduct forensic examinations of scenes. They would also have to be chemical resistant, cut resistant and cheap enough to replace.

      A bit of a tall order, but useful.

      Another device would be to allow clear photographing of bulb filaments, through the glass envelopes, to obtain clear images, without reflection and image distortion. Bulb envelopes are under pressure, sometimes up to 8atm and thus removal of them is quite hazardous and risks the integrity of the filament and posts. This would be really useful.

      Another good question. Thanks,