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    Muslim Inventions – Camera

    [one_half] It’s hard to imagine a world without photography. Billion dollar companies like Instagram and Canon are based on the idea of capturing light from a scene, creating an image from it, and reproducing that image. But doing so is impossible without the trailblazing work of the 11th century Muslim scientist, Ibn al-Haytham, who developed the field of optics and described how the first cameras work. Working in the imperial city of Cairo in the early 1000s, Ibn al-Haytham was…

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