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Bright ideas from the 'Dark Ages'

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Stumbling across a short news item last summer about the opening of an "Islamic Science and Technology Historical Museum" in Istanbul's G├╝lhane Park led me deep into the history of the Muslim world in the Middle Ages -- and led to an assignment for Wired magazine to write about some of the invaluable scientific discoveries that date to that era.

Read my article, “Fathers of Invention: What Muslims Gave the Scientific World,” on Wired's website, or download a jpg or pdfversion as it appeared in the magazine's June 2009 issue.