Great inventions

With all the recent furore and mudslinging between East and West, it’s nice to see a feature on How Islamic inventors changed the world. Inventions include innoculation, the fountain pen, numerals, windmills, a spherical earth and even how the eye uses light to see.

The best must be Abbas ibn Firnas, who spent his life trying to make a flying machine. This may be him at Ibn Battuta mall:

Ibn Battuta mall is also currently creating displays of various Arab and Muslim scientific inventions. Some appear to be nearly finished.

3 Comments so far

  1. Saadie (unregistered) on March 12th, 2006 @ 11:12 am

    kewl :D, thanks

  2. David Markland (unregistered) on March 14th, 2006 @ 5:26 am

    Unfortunately, they charge to read the article for nonsubscribers.

  3. Saadie (unregistered) on March 14th, 2006 @ 12:51 pm

    nooo its freee, I have read it all.

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