Tech Museum Explores the Science of Islam

This Saturday, San Jose's Tech Museum will pull back the curtain on the scientific accomplishments of one of the world's most misunderstood civilizations.

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Islamic Science Rediscovered officially opens Saturday. Thursday, whirling dervishes performed outside of the museum to welcome the opening of the exhibit.
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The exhibit explores some of Islamic civilizations contributions to modern tech and science. Upon entering the exhibit, guests are greeted with lifelike example of some people from across the Islamic world.
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There are more than 40 stations across the exhibit that highlight different accomplishments through history and how they impact our lives today. A statute of an Islamic thinker greets guests as the read about some of the displays.
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Another scientist from history welcomes the crowd.
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An elephant with a scientific device on top is displayed in the middle of the exhibit.
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A wide view of some of the exhibits set up in the museum.
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Imam Tahir Anwar of the San Jose Islamic Association looks at some of the exhibits.
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Some of the Islamic thinkers highlighted at the exhibit.
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An early book of science.
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Another book of science and geography.
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Some early tools used for astronomy.
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Early architecture tools.
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Early geography books.
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A section focused of medicine from the Islamic world.
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A father and his soon look at an exhibit.
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A visitor reads about some of Islam's geographical accomplishments.
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An early tool used for math and science that kids can play around with.
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Another tool you can get an up close look at.
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Two children play with an exhibit.
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A child plays with another exhibit.
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A look at Islam's influence on math and numbers.
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A display that shows how early scientists discovered how birds fly.
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Steps to guide you through being a bird.
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Two girls give it a try while a television camera crew look on.
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