Samples of ancient Islamic ceramics in the Museum of Islamic Ceramics in Cairo. Four plates with drawings from Islamic Egypt: (a). Mamluk era, 11th century; (b). Fatimid era, 12th century; (c). Mamluk period, 11th century; (d). Fatimid times, 11th century. (Source).
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Most educational systems, particularly those of Western countries, teach that industry was born in Europe and...
Figure 1: Diagrams from the original manuscript of Al-Karaji's Inbat al-miyah al-khafiya, from Transformation of Knowledge: Early Manuscripts from the Schoenberg Collection (edited by Crofton Black, Paul Holberton publishing, 2007, p. 115). (Source: section 7 "Technology").
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Abu Bakr Muhammed Al-Karaji is a Muslim mathematician and engineer from the late 10th century-early 11th...
Figure 4: A creative model of a device designed by al-Jazari (chapter 6 of category III) used for measuring blood lost during phlebotomy (bloodletting) sessions, a popular therapy in the medieval world. Taken from a MS of al-Jazari's treatise copied in Egypt in 1354. (Source).
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Figure 1: The cover of the magazine "Science and Technics" (Bilim ve Teknik) published by TUBITAK.
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Introducing al-Jazari's ancestry to modern cybernetics and robotics science, Prof. Toygar Akman narrates in...