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Those who have grown up in the West, may not be aware of the contributions of early Muslim scholars and scientists, both men and women. Their early work laid the foundation for much of the advances in math, medicine and engineering of today's world, especially for those living in Silicon Valley. "Islamic Science Rediscovered" seeks to break down the stereotypes of Muslims often attributed by the West and highlight the many contributions achieved in the what is often referred to as the "Golden Age of Islam."
The Tech Museum of San Jose, Calif., which is the first and only West Coast host of this exhibit, sums up "Islamic Science Rediscovered" as follows:
Visitors educated in the Western world will be surprised to learn of discoveries and inventions in the Muslim world which predate by years, sometimes centuries, discoveries thought to be developed in the West.
Designed to unearth the scientific know-how of an Islamic Golden Age that is all too strange and unfamiliar to Western culture, Islamic Science Rediscovered demystifies this grand civilization and introduces visitors to the vast influence of its discoveries and inventions on contemporary society.
The "Islamic Science Rediscovered" exhibit features over 40 interactive stations in 9 fields: Arts, Astronomy, Architecture, Math, Medicine, Exploration, Engineering, Flight, Optics and Water Control.
ILLUME Media was given a seek peak into the exhibit. Watch the news the story - and you may be surprised with what you learn.
For exhibit hours and pricing visit www.thetech.org
After watching the piece, post your comments on what you think are some of the overlooked Muslim contributions to science and technology.