Dr Salim Al-Hassani is a former professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, and the celebrated author of 1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World—a best-selling account of scientific and technological developments in Islamic history. Dr Al-Hassani also serves as the chairman and founder of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation which partners with the Abdul Latif Jameel Foundation, a British charity, which showcased the ‘1001 Inventions Global Touring Exhibition’ across the UK, the United States, and Turkey in 2010.
As professor Salim al-Hassani, Chairman of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation, told CNN in 2010, Ibn Firnas' glider design even inspired Leonardo da Vinci centuries later. His flight allegedly inspired another unlikely daredevil in ...
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