I did a Materials Science degree. I haven’t exactly finished yet (watch this space) – but my final year project was to do with growing bones. This has applications in a million and one places. Got osteoarthritis? Get fake bones. Cartilage injury? This will solve it one day. Had a massive break and have a defect in your bone? Bone augmentation. It’s incredibly important work, and will affect the way that people grow old/do sports/handle common injuries in the future.
On a slight tangent, my brother and I used to spend hours and hours and hours playing with Lego in Africa — one of my strongest memories of growing up is taking our vast collection out onto Lake Kariba in a houseboat and setting it all up in a paddling pool on deck. The side of this pool collapsed and half of our collection fell into the lake, never to be seen again.
When my colleague, T-W, sent me this video, my first response was:
You just found my Friday Inspirations for this week!
It’s just two and a half minutes. You have no excuse not to watch it…
Who else finds this inspiring, or is it just me?