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FSTC Newsletter Issue 11: January 2015
Dear readers of our Newsletter, Another year has passed and a new one has commenced with more successes and challenges to our noble mission. Professor Gomati and I would like to take this...
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FSTC at Second International Conference in Sharjah
FSTC and CE4tF are very pleased to have participated in the Second International Conference on Arabs’ and Muslims’ History of Science and the eleventh Conference on the Space Sciences and...
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UNESCO Announces 1001 Inventions Partnership
1000 Years of Arabic Optics to be a focus of the United Nations proclaimed 'International Year of Light' in 2015.
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The Scientific Center of Kuwait to Host 1001 Inventions in 2015
The Scientific Center of Kuwait announces the February 2015 opening of the award-winning 1001 Inventions Exhibition
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BSA presents prestigious award to Dr Anne-Maria Brennan
The British Science Association (BSA) awarded Dr Anne-Maria Brennan with the Sir Walter Bodmer Award. Dr Anne-Maria Brennan is board member of FSTC and Chairperson of CE4tF.
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The Transfer of Science Between India, Europe and China via Muslim Heritage
[Proceedings of the conference 1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World organised by FSTC, London, 25-26 May 2010]. The Islamic realms served as a crucible for scientific learning from the...
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Black History Month: African contributions to Muslim Civilisation
From the grand University of Sankore, Timbuktu to mathematics and architecture in North Africa, the African contribution within Muslim civilisation is invaluable. As October marks Black History Month...
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1001 Inventions' Science Show and Schools Programme launches in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Tuesday 23rd September 2014, Sao Paulo: A new theatrical science show and educational programme was launched today at the Institute of Butantan. The ‘1001 Inventions Brazil Schools...
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The Courtyard Houses of Syria
The courtyard house is one of the most enduring architectural forms, transcending regional, historical and cultural boundaries. Its balance of simple appropriate construction, environmental control...
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Aleppo Citadel: Glimpses of the Past
The Citadel of Aleppo is one of the oldest monuments in the world. It is the most famous historic architectural site in Syria and is built on top of a huge, partially artificial mound rising 50m...
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The Fate of Manuscripts in Iraq and Elsewhere
In this well informed article, Dr Geoffrey Roper, an expert in the field, outlines an impressive portrait of the dangers and threats encountered by the national heritage of Iraq due to the dramatic...
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1001 Inventions launches Rotterdam Exhibition
Award-winning show about the scientific achievements of Muslim Civilisation now launched
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Figure 2: Shlomo Pines (1908–1990). (Source).
Figure 2: The Escapement Mechanism generating incremental movement of the crown wheel.
Figure 3: Novel gravity system introduced as a source to power the clock.
Figure 4: Schematic side view of the main mechanisms in the clock.
Figure 5: Details of the escapement and top view of the pallets.
Figure 6: Schematic diagram of the striking train system.
Figure 7: Count wheel.
Figure 8: Examples of clock housing framework.
Figure 9: Side view of striking train
Figure 10: Examples of levers with ends designed for hooking or engaging the count wheel.
Figure 11: Three dimensional view of the Striking Train.
Figure 12: Schematic diagram of the alarm system.
Figure 13: Front and side view of the dial wheel.
Figure 14: Bird-Dragon mechanism.
Figure 15: Dragon and verge connection.
Figure 16: Configuration of display wheel and view from the front facade.
Figure 17: The great wheel.
Figure 18: Overal mechanism of the clock.
Figure 19: Schematic diagram of the internal workings of the clock.
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Figure 22: Close up of the escapement.
Figure 23: Pallets with 120o between them.
Figure 1b: Armillary sphere of Tycho Brahe. (Source).
Figure 2a: Mural quadrant (libna) of Taqî al-Dîn. Source: Istanbul Topkapi Library, Hazine 452, f. 9a.
Figure 2b: Mural quadrant of Tycho Brahe. (Source).
Figure 3a: Azimuthal semicircle (dhât al-samt wa-'l-irtifâ') of Taqî al-Dîn. Source: Istanbul Topkapi Library, Hazine 452, f. 10a.
Figure 3b: Azimuthal semicircle of Tycho Brahe. (Source).
Figure 4a: Parallactic instrument of Taqî al-Dîn. Source: Istanbul Topkapi Library, Hazine 452, f. 11ba.
Figure 4b: Parallactic instrument of Tycho Brahe. (Source).
Figure 5a: Wooden quadrant of Taqî al-Dîn.
Figure 5b: Wooden quadrant of Tycho Brahe. (Source).
Figure 6: Diopra (dhât al-thuqbatayn).
Figure 7: Instrument with cords (dhât al-awtâr).
Figure 8a: Sextant (mushabbaha bi'l-manâtiq) of Taqî al-Dîn. Source: Istanbul Topkapi Library, Hazine 452, f. 14b.
Figure 8b: Sextant of Tycho Brahe. (Source).
Figure 9: Observational clock.
Figure 10a: Transversal divisions of Al-‘Âmilî.
Figure 10b: Transversal divisions of Tycho Brahe.
Figure 11: Azimuthal quadrant of Nâsir al-Din Tûsî.
Figure 12: Azimuthal Instrument of Ibn Sînâ.

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