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What can engineers do to help future proof the world? You can use the questions below to get you thinking or think of your own topic. Brain Bots could help you explore ideas for your research presentation, or you can just do it for fun! We can’t wait to hear what you’ve come up with.

• Energy is all around us. It can be harnessed from many forms including the kinetic energy from a dance floor to food waste. What weird and wonderful ways of collecting energy can you think of?
• Every day tonnes of plastic are thrown away. Can you think of any alternatives to plastic?
• What is an inventive way to clean up pollution from the water?
• With an increasing population engineers are thinking about creative ways of growing food like vertical farming and even growing food on a lake. Can you think of new ways of growing food?
• Engineers are re-thinking cars, trains, planes and all other forms of transport. Can you think of a new transport solution that emits no pollution?

Animal dung - yuck

Goole Academy

Goole Academy

07 Mar 2020

Ancient Egyptian doctors often turned to the animal kingdom for their medicines. They commonly used dung from all kinds of animals for its healing properties, as well as to ward off evil spirits.

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Bee stings

Goole Academy

Goole Academy

07 Mar 2020

Bee venom therapy is still used today to help the symptoms from all kinds of diseases. Studies have actually indicated that it helps ease the pain from arthritis. Still though, ouch.

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Old medical history

Goole Academy

Goole Academy

07 Mar 2020

One of the oldest known medical textbooks is the Sushruta Samhita, written in Sanskrit in India. Its exact date is tentative, as no original version survives and it is only known from later copies, but the current consensus is that it was written in around 600 BC

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Some of the earliest named doctors were women

Goole Academy

Goole Academy

07 Mar 2020

Saqqara is a huge archaeological site about 20 miles south of present-day Cairo. Five millennia ago it was the necropolis for the ancient Egyptian city of Memphis, and remains home to one of the oldest surviving buildings in the world – the step pyramid of Djoser.

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Coronavirus symptoms

Goole Academy

Goole Academy

07 Mar 2020

The virus can cause pneumonia. Those who have fallen ill are reported to suffer coughs, fever and breathing difficulties. In severe cases there can be organ failure. As this is viral pneumonia, antibiotics are of no use.

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