Articles (Inventions)

Daylighting Our Lives
(Science Everywhere)

With the increasing rise of building heights, getting enough natural light is becoming more and more difficult, and the Sun plays a short game of peek-a-boo with residents.


The Golden Age of Islam: Glimpses of Scientific Discovery and Invention (Cairo – Sicily)
(Scientists and Inventors)

This article gives glimpses of scientific discoveries and inventions by scientists in Cairo and Sicily during the Golden Age of Islam.


The Golden Age of Islam: Glimpses of Scientific Discovery and Invention (Khwarazm – Baghdad – Kufa)
(Scientists and Inventors)

The article gives glimpses of scientific discoveries and inventions of Khwarazm, Baghdad and Kufa's scientists during the Golden Age of Islam.


Astronomy of the Arabs
(Scientists and Inventors)

With the dawn of Islam and the commandment of prayer and fasting, it became a necessity to determine the directions and the new moons.


From Papyrus to E-Paper (2)
(Human Civilization)

We resume our journey through time and space with the history of paper that began with papyrus, and paper is now available in various types and forms.


From Papyrus to E-Paper (1)
(Human Civilization)

Paper has gone through a long journey, and technology has only transformed that craft into a highly technical industry.


She Set it: Women of the Periodic Table
(Chemistry: Our Life, Our Future)

In 1869, Mendeleev discovered the periodic system, but scientists classified and predicted elements before and after. Females participated effectively in the completion of the Periodic Table as we know nowadays.

Celebrating the Future
(Education)

Science is all around but for most people, science is perceived as the tedious study of complicated facts, especially in a formal setting.


Metaverse: The Future of the Internet?
(Technology and Inventions)

On 28 October 2021, Mark Zuckerberg changed his company’s name from “Facebook” to “Meta”; a name that focuses on building the “Metaverse”.

Communication Technology: Connecting People?
(Technology and Inventions)

Although some welcome the Internet as an ultimate solution to everything, others fear its curse.


Make Your Own Telescope
(The Scientist Inside You)

The holy month of Ramadan will start in few days, bringing its blessings along. Make your own telescope to be able to observe Ramdan's crescent moon by yourself.


A History of the World’s Future
(Human Civilization)

With magic numbers such as 2000, 2020, 2222, etc., the years to come have always meant a fantastic world of potential great achievements; yet, prediction is very difficult, especially if it is about the future.


Air Conditioners and the Spread of Viral Infections
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

Air conditioners have become a necessity, especially with global warming; nearly all public places use air conditioners. At this point, everyone wonders: Can air conditioners spread viruses?


Cosmetics between the Past and the Present
(Science Everywhere)

Do you think that cosmetics are a modern invention? You are completely wrong if you thought so; cosmetics are as ancient as history itself!


Safe Injection Technology
(Health and the Human Body)

Discovering needles in the 1850s is one of the most significant achievements. Despite the widespread of syringes, they caused many problems. To limit them, scietists have invented new injection methods.


Operating Systems: A Computer Story
(Technology and Inventions)

Nowadays, everyone has a personal computer that they can easily use without any special training or knowledge, thanks to the user-friendly operating systems out there. In the past, things were not that easy though.


The Technologies behind Google Assistant
(Technology and Inventions)

In the past, only businessmen could have personal assistants; now, thanks to advances in AI, everyone can have an assistant. Can you guess who has helped me research this topic?

Electronic Health Record: a New Era of Healthcare
(Health and the Human Body)

Ancient Egyptians offered a huge amount of information recorded on papyrus, teaching us the importance of documentation, especially in the medical field.


Refrigeration: Where to?
(Health and the Human Body)

Who is not aware of the role of refrigeration? It is the main reason why we are able to preserve food for months without spoiling. In reality, the applications of refrigeration have expanded to include much more. 


Artificial Intelligence between Past and Future
(Technology and Inventions)

Each era is characterized by a unique invention or discovery; AI is one of the most important modern innovations that changed humanity's path.

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