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Automation

Automation & Robotics in Muslim Heritage

Badi’ al-Zaman Abu ‘l-‘Izz Ibn Isma’il Ibn al-Razzaz al-Jazari was a prominent medieval Muslim inventor. He lived during the 12th-13th centuries. Al-Jazari’s book ‘Fi Maarifat Al-hiyal Al-handasiyya or Ingenious Mechanical Devices, was arguably the most comprehensive and methodical compilation of the most current knowledge about automatic devices and mechanics of its time. The book systematically charted …

Foresight

You Don't Change, You Don't Exist

Did you think in 1998 that just three years later you would never take pictures on paper film again? At that time, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide. Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they went bankrupt. What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot …

Muslims Invent Flower Preservation Technique

Muslims Invent Flower Preservation Technique

As festivities die out, so do the millions of flowers that had been picked and shared all at once to serve the occasion. The hidden costs on the environment can become devastating. No longer. A team of researchers from the department of Museology, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India has come up with a chemical compound and a …

3 Patents for Egyptian Energy-saving Motor

3 Patents for Egyptian Energy-saving Motor

Creative minds always feel responsible not only towards their societies and communities, but towards humanity as a whole as well. They regularly think of developing, improving and easing the life of humankind and all the living organisms inhabiting Planet Earth entirely. (Say, “Are those who know equal to those who do not know?” Only they will …

VoxEra: Egyptian Alternative to Voice Roaming

VoxEra: Egyptian Alternative to Voice Roaming

Coined as the “Voice Roaming Killer”, VoxEra is an Egyptian invention that just might jeopardize the cash cow of telecom companies, who are expected to generate nearly US$90 billion in revenues from mobile roaming charges in 2018 [1]. Outrageously expensive and often non-transparent roaming charges have horrified travelers, including VoxEra’s founder Amr Elgably. Sharing with his …

Egyptian Invents New Energy-saving Motor

Egyptian Invents New Energy-saving Motor

Given the continuous growth of human population and the enormous increase in global demand for energy, energy supply is becoming less and less, giving rise to a lot of concerns. Amid the worldwide fears of future energy shortages and the expected devastating impact of this on the economic growth in many countries, a lot of …

Reclaiming Marginalized Muslim Scientific Advances

Reclaiming Marginalized Muslim Scientific Advances

Over the last few decades, Professor Salim Al-Hassani, -the author of the famous book “1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World”-, has helped reclaim Islamic scientific, artistic and technological advances which have been marginalized or simply forgotten in a world focused on Western advancements. In a previous statement, the Muslim professor who was granted a …

1001 Inventions by Medieval Golden Muslim Scientists

1001 Inventions by Medieval Golden Muslim Scientists

Three school children visit a dusty library to research the story of ‘The Dark Ages’. What they find transforms their world view dramatically as ingenious inventors and pioneers of science and culture are vividly brought to life. From producer Ahmed Salim and starring Oscar-winning legend Sir Ben Kingsley in the role of The Librarian, this …

Afghan Inventor Designs Mine Detonator

Afghan Inventor Designs Mine Detonator

Afghan inventor Massoud Hassani has designed a wind-powered ball for clearing minefields. Now in the Netherlands, Hassani grew up in Afghanistan, where he and his brother often made their own wind-powered toys. The detonator, called Mine Kafon, is designed in the shape of a ball, made of an iron casing core surrounded by dozens of …

Egyptian Company Rolls Out Smart Solar Power Bank

Egyptian Company Rolls Out Smart Solar Power Bank

A day after its launch, the Egyptian SunBank was described by the famous online reviewing website TechNIBLogic as the “world’s smartest solar portable charger”. Newcomers to any market must focus on gaining a competitive advantage over their contenders. SunBank’s Egyptian inventor and CEO of Happiana, Mahmoud Saied, informed Aboutislam.net that SunBank is the first solar …



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