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Note of the editor This essay is a revised and expanded version of a lecture presented at the 28th Annual Conference on the History of Arabic Sciences organised by the Institute for the History of Arabic Sciences, Aleppo University, Aleppo, Syria, in 25-27 April 2007. It was submitted for...
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Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani, Chairman of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) and 1001 Inventions, was one of the keynote speakers at the Uniday (Students Day) conference on 22nd of October 2011 at Stadthalle in Bielefeld, Germany. There were more than 3000 people at...
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Professor Salim Al-Hassani* Table of contents 1. Opening statement by Michaël Privot 2. Introduction 3. Great testimonies 4. To overcome historical amnesia 5. Pioneers from Muslim heritage 6. Various instances of invention 7. A film for illustration 8. Concluding remarks 9. Epilogue...
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Salim T S Al-Hassani* and Mohammed Abattouy** Figure 1: 15th-century European portrait of "Geber", the Latin name of Jabir ibn Hayyan: in Codici Ashburnhamiani 1166, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence (image in the public domain). Before...
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Salim Al-Hassani* and Ian Fenn** 1. Introduction Figure 1: Poster of the Arab week in the European Parliament in Brussels in which the lecture was presented (Source). The following article was in origin a presentation made to The Education...
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On 2 June 2010, Professor Salim Al-Hassani lectured in Bristol, UK, on 1001 inventions: Cultural Routes of Science for Cultural Inter-Appreciation. Professor Al-Hassani is Chairman of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation and Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the...
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On Monday 9 March 2011, Professor Salim Al-Hassani, Chairman of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC), was the guest of Newcastle University where he delivered a lecture on ‘'Muslim Heritage and the Cultural Roots of Science'. The lecture was attended by a large public...
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Al-Jazari's life and environment Al-Jazari(1136-1206) was an important Arab Muslim scholar. He was an inventor and mechanical engineer who gained fame and glory with his famous book of mechanics, Al-Jami `bayn al-`ilm wa 'l-`amal al-nafi `fi sina `at al-hiyal (A Compendium on the Theory and...
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By Prof. Salim T S Al-Hassani* 1. Introduction In their famous book of mechanics Kitāb al-hiyal (Book of mechanical devices), the Banū Mūsā Brothers (Baghdad, middle of the 9th century CE) had documented their designs for fountains (amongst many other devices and tricks involving water). This...
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By Professor Salim T. S. Al-Hassani Table of contents 1. Introduction 2. Clock's Appearance 3. How it Works: Mechanism of the Castle Clock 4. Servicing and Maintenance 5. Notes on Construction 6. Appendix: Different Line Drawings and Views of the Computer Assisted Reconstruction of the...
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