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Ibn Yunus and The Pendulum: A History of Errors
In this article, Professor David A. King explores the authenticity of the statement that tenth-century Egyptian astronomer Ibn Yūnus was the first person to use a pendulum to measure time. After...
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The renaissance of astronomy in Baghdad in the 9th and 10th centuries
[Note of the editor] This article was published in 2003 as: David A. King, "The renaissance of astronomy in Baghdad in the ninth and tenth centuries: A list of publications, mainly from the last 50...
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Medicine and Health in Medieval Arabic Poetry: An Historical Review
This review of medieval Arabic medical poetry is based on our study of the two major classical biographical encyclopedias: “Uyoon Al Anbaa Fi Tabaqaat Al Atibbaa” ("Essential Information on the...
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The Mechanical Water Clock Of Ibn Al-Haytham
The Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) announces their new achievement in the history of Islamic clocks. For the first time, the work of Ibn al-Haytham on the water...
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New Results In The Research On Some Mathematical Works Of Nasir Al-Din Al-Tusi
The article analyses the mathematical contents of four texts by Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201-1274), one of the most original and prolific scientists of the classical Islamic tradition. These four texts...
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East Meets West in Venice
For much of the millennium before the rise of Portugal and Spain, Venice flourished as the hub of Europe's trade with the lands to its east and south. The profound mutual influences that resulted...
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Figure 1: Front cover of Cybernetics – Past, Present, Future (in Turkish) by Toygar Akman
Book Review of Dr. Toygar Akman's “Cybernetics”
"Cybernetics: Past, Present, Future" published by Toygar Akman, a renowned expert in the field, retraces for...
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Figure 1: Anatomy of the human eye from the treatise on ophthalmology by Hunayn Ibn Ishaq (10th century). (Source).
Pioneer Physicians
During the classical Muslim civilisation, big scientific advances in medicine were made. Muslim doctors began...
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Figure 1: Imaginary portrait of Ibn al-Haytham. (Source).
Ibn al-Haytham and Psychophysics
The famous scientist Ibn al-Haytham (‘Alhazen') has rightly been credited with many advances in optics and...
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Figure 1a-b: Two historic maps of Cairo, Egypt: a. Map of 1492 by Schedel; b. map by an unknown artist, 16th century. (Source).
Cairo: A Millennial
In this article, published originally in Saudi Aramco World in 1969, focus is laid on the history of Cairo,...
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