Al-Qaeda: Code Name for a CIA Operation?

By MEMRI
MEMRI.org | August 31, 2005


Nese Duzel, of the center-left, liberal Turkish daily Radikal, interviewed Turkish professor, former Turkish intelligence officer, and newspaper columnist Mahir Kaynak(1) on the subject of Al-Qaeda's global terrorism.(2) Kaynak claimed that the U.S. government was behind both 9/11 and the assassination of president John F. Kennedy. The interview was also quoted at length by columnists from other Turkish newspapers.

The following are excerpts from the interview:


There is No Al-Qaeda; It's a Code Name for a CIA Operation

Nese Duzel: "The world lives in an Al-Qaeda panic [...] What does someone [involved in] intelligence [like you] think about an organization that is present everywhere, yet cannot be seen or found anywhere?"

Mahir Kaynak: "[I would think] that there is no such organization."

Duzel: "So, isn't there an organization called Al-Qaeda? Are others carrying out the terrorism, while we all look for a non-existent organization?"

Kaynak: "There is no such organization as Al-Qaeda. When you talk about a [terrorist] organization, it should have political goals. There is no answer to the question of what the goals of Al-Qaeda are. Nobody knows what it wants to achieve. Whereas terrorist organizations like the IRA and ETA all have concrete goals and well-defined geographic areas. Al-Qaeda has none of these. No staff and no geographic area. The whole world is their battleground."

Duzel: "It is said that Al-Qaeda wants to establish a Taliban-style regime in the Islamic world. Don't you think this is Al-Qaeda's goal?"

Kaynak: "The goals must be in line with the means. You cannot take a pin and attempt to kill someone with it. Al-Qaeda cannot establish its preferred regime in the Islamic world by its own strength. It does not have the means, the numbers, or the supporters. The reality is that there is no such organization called Al-Qaeda. Al-Qaeda is the code name of an operation [undertaken] by an intelligence service. This is why we must first decipher this operation. There is an attempt to create some political consequences through this 'Al-Qaeda operation.'"

Duzel: "What political consequences are being created by Al-Qaeda terrorism?"

Kaynak: "The only results achieved by Al-Qaeda are the birth of anti-Islamic [sentiment] in the West and the identification of Islam with terrorism. We must find the answers to the questions of 'why is this result being sought?' and 'who wants this?' Al-Qaeda's actions are changing the balances in the world. It would be foolish to think that a small organization is [re]shaping the entire world. This is a large operation. One that first and foremost creates an anti-Islamic front of all the nations of the world."

Duzel: "What will be gained by the formation of an anti-Islamic front?"

Kaynak: "Today, there are two approaches to how the new world order should be built. One is the approach of the global capital. The other is the approach of Bush's America and Putin's Russia. The global capital adopts Huntington's 'Clash of Civilizations' thesis. It divides the world into Western civilization and those that remain outside of it, and wishes the 'new world balance [of power] to be built between the West and the others.' The second approach aims at reaching the [same] balance that existed in the past, with America on one side and Russia on the other. The current clashes in the world are about which way to choose to reach such balance [of power]. It seems that Bush's America and Putin's Russia are in agreement. Against them is the power of the global capital. Presently, there are no other powers with any political goals. The global capital has its own idea on how to govern the world."

Duzel: "What is that?"

Kaynak: "The global capital has a 'moderate Islam' policy. This is the policy of eliminating Islam's incompatibility with capitalism [...]. Global capital says, 'We will integrate Islam into the Western system and its markets and in so doing we will solve the problem.' Al-Qaeda, on the other hand, targets something very different [from the global capital]. It says, 'Let the Muslims become the enemy, the other.' The anti-Islamic front which is formed as a result of Al-Qaeda actions does not differentiate between moderate and radical. It sees all Muslims as terrorists. For an Islamic power center to create such results makes no sense. It is a Western power center that is doing all this. They are doing this in order to eliminate both the global capitalists' 'moderate Islam' model and political Islam."

Duzel: "Why would America want to destroy a 'moderate Islam' that does not clash with capitalism?"

Kaynak: "Because the global capital is [already] well organized within Islam. [...] Currently, there is a unity between the Saudi wealth and the global capital. America wants to destroy this. Otherwise, why would America want to change the Saudi regime, that was once deemed closer to the U.S. than any of its own states? Recently someone close to the Bush administration complained that a rich Arab had withdrawn his investments from the U.S. and directed them to Turkey, keeping the Turkish economy robust."

Duzel: "What is Turkey's place in this conflict?"

Kaynak: "Today, Turkey is one of the most important countries with its model of 'moderate Islam.' The [Turkish] government is not on good terms with America. Prime Minister Erdogan has complained that 'they are pushing buttons.' The Bush and Putin administrations want to eliminate the global capital thesis for moderate Islam. They [Bush and Putin] say that there can be no moderate Islam. 'Islam is one and all radical. You [the Muslims] will either become secular or you will disappear.' They want to stop Islam from being political. The conclusion is that the current clash is not between a man in the cave [i.e. bin Laden] and the world. The clash is between the global capital and Bush's America. Al-Qaeda is carrying out all the provocations on behalf of the side of Bush and Putin, to destroy the model of moderate Islam."

Duzel: "What do you mean by 'global capital?"

Kaynak: "Global capital does not run any corporation, industry and does not own them, but rather owns and uses the money. These people in the financial sector make use of funds that are not limited to their own wealth. [...] The global capital commands trillions of dollars and is as powerful as nation-states. They are not tied to any geography; the whole world is their place. If America fell, that would not disturb them either."

Duzel: "Is [George] Soros one of them?"

Kaynak: "Soros, Rothschild, [and] Rockefeller are representatives of the global capital. They have power that exceeds that of governments. The American and Russian governments are trying to eliminate the political power of the global capital. Al-Qaeda is [a tool] being used against this global capital and against Islam. But some continue to say that 'there is a man called Osama bin Laden in a cave in Afghanistan and he is fighting a war against the world.'"

The CIA is Carrying Out the 'Al-Qaeda' Operations... Terrorism is Carried Out by Governments... CIA Operatives Were Sent on Suicide Missions to Hit Their Own Twin Towers

Duzel: "Even if Al-Qaeda is the code name of an operation, there still is an organization that carries out the operation. How can there be an organization so strong that all the intelligence services of the world keep searching without success? In a way, it looks stronger than all of the intelligence agencies put together."

Kaynak: "The CIA carries out the Al-Qaeda operation, and the Putin administration knows about it. It may even be a partner to the operation. The intelligence services of other countries understand it, [but] it is not easy to do anything against America. Anyway, in operations conducted by states the truth does not emerge. [For example,] there is almost no doubt that Kennedy was assassinated by the state, but the evidence is never revealed. In this case, the men America uses are given the name 'Al-Qaeda.' For a certain act they select a few men and they carry out the action. They are not part of any organization, but just men that the CIA uses. This is terror that is committed by governments. They send these [men] on suicide missions. They hit their own Twin Towers. Such decisions are made by American policy makers. Bush may not even be aware. The CIA is an executive organ within the scope of a much greater power."

Duzel: "Did the CIA kill their fellow [U.S.] citizens by striking at the Twin Towers?"

Kaynak: "Why wouldn't the CIA carry out the [events of] September 11? What if they had told you that the alternative would be war? [That] had they not done this, they would have fought a war that would kill a million people?

"There were similar calculations during World War Two. There was a fight for the takeover of some areas, and it resulted in the deaths of 50 million people. Currently, the world is in a low-cost war. As parties to this war, we are shown Al-Qaeda on one side and the world on the other side. If you accepted this [as a fact], you would be totally irrational."

Duzel: "How so?"

Kaynak: "At the present time, results are being created that are similar to those at the end of World War [Two]. There is no way one can accept that [all] this is being accomplished by a handful of militants. [They say] that there is this power that, with its actions, is reshaping the world – but nobody is betraying the organization, no amount of reward money is helping, no information is being leaked. Why? Because there is no such organization called Al-Qaeda.

"According to the project, a few Muslims are used in the operations. They already knew such men, whom they had trained in Afghanistan and Pakistan against the Soviets. [...] These people are [usually] killed in action. All precautions are taken to prevent the leaking of information. The militant, for example, may not even know that he is a militant. You attract him to the secret service, then give him a bag to deliver. You blow up the bag by remote control. Here you've got a suicide bomber. You can ask a truck driver to transport milk and blow up [the truck] when it is on its way."

Secret Services Must Be Hiding bin Laden

Duzel: "Al-Qaeda has a ghost leader, just like the organization itself. He too cannot be seen or found. Can anyone being sought the way he is hide for such a long time without powerful support?"

Kaynak: "No, he cannot possibly hide. It must be secret services that are hiding him."

Duzel: "It is Al-Qaeda that linked Islam with terrorism. Thanks to Al-Qaeda, in the West the word 'Muslim' is associated with terrorism. Muslims are being persecuted everywhere. What could be Al-Qaeda's goal in linking Islam with terrorism like this?"

Kaynak: "Islam's political character is bound to be lost once it is associated with terrorism. The aim is to identify Islam with terrorism and thus disqualify Islam as an ideology or a political movement. If you want to kill a political thought, first you empty it of any ideal, and then you turn it into activism alone. This is how the Left was eliminated in Turkey. They first emptied the Left of thought, and then turned the Leftists' profile into one of 'armed activists.' It happened with the Kurdish movement too. It started as a movement of classes, then became terrorist. Today, the West is using the same method with Islam. The deep [i.e. covert] American government is eliminating political Islam."

Duzel: "Why do they want to get rid of 'political Islam'?"

Kaynak: "Political Islam was taking the place of the Left [in combating capitalism and imperialism]. Even in Western societies, the oppressed people had started seeing Islam as a religion of salvation. Now they are emptying Islam of its content, [and] at the same time they are ending the hegemony of the global capital in the Islamic countries. This is the battle of nation-states against the global capital. Global capital was opposed to the 'states' and was about to become more powerful than the 'states'. [...] [Nation-]states are trying to gain control over the global capital, which is a by-product of capitalism. The globalization mechanisms are being destroyed by Al-Qaeda's actions. The truth is that the rise of Islam in the world did not happen as a result of the dynamics within Islam itself. Had it not been for [the U.S.'s] Green Belt project(3) – a policy to contain the Soviet Union – we would not now be seeing so many people [Muslims] praying [five times a day]. But now that they [i.e. the Americans] realize how powerful the global capital has become within the Green Belt countries and political Islam, they want to get rid of both."

Duzel: "We [Turkey] have the additional problem of PKK terrorism. PKK is now adopting some bloody tactics from which they had refrained in the past. They are attacking civilian targets in [Turkey's] western regions. Why are they doing this?"

Kaynak: "It is no [longer] clear who PKK is. It is divided. Which part of it is carrying out the terrorism, or whether it really is PKK, are very questionable [issues]. PKK is in a fight with Iran and Syria. It is declared a 'terrorist' [organization] by both America and Europe. It does not get along with Barzani or Talabani. Would such an organization ever say, 'This many enemies are not enough for me. Let me also bring in the Turkish military forces so that I can be totally crushed?' It is some other powers that want to get rid of the PKK that are carrying out some acts of terrorism and attributing this to PKK. For example, if I were Barzani, I would have done something like this to get rid of the PKK problem. Because of these acts of terror, if we [Turkey] drive all those that are in Turkey into Iraq, they'd be left hungry and penniless, and since they would be isolated and have no political support anymore, they would be obliged to go under Barzani's command. The [best] way to eliminate an organization is not by using arms, but by buying them off. They want to destroy the PKK now, and the current plan is to get them under Barzani's control. This is what they are doing... Members of the PKK will become paid soldiers..."

Endnotes:

(1) Professor Mahir Kaynak taught economics for many years, first at Istanbul University and then at Gazi University, and also served for 10 years as an officer in the Turkish intelligence agency MIT (Milli Istihbarat Teskilati). Prof. Kaynak is also a columnist for the centrist, mainstream Turkish daily STAR Gazete.

(2) Radikal (Turkey), August 1, 2005.

(3) In Turkish public opinion and the Turkish media, the Green Belt project is known as a U.S. Cold War-era policy designed to contain the USSR with the surrounding Islamic states. This policy is believed to have been in effect from the 1950s through the 1980s, when the U.S. supported Islamic governments and nurtured anti-Communist Islamist sentiment in Muslim countries such as Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Later, some Arab countries, including Iraq and Saudi Arabia, became part of this "belt."

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Many credit first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman with proposing the name for the new nation born on Sept 16, 1963.

The Alliance, on Umno’s insistence, had suggested the name in 1956 for the soon-to-be independent Federation of Malaya, with a larger political entity in mind.

But the name was to be adopted only six years later.

Many may not know that the word "Malaysia" was used as early as 1929 in an article about a zoological exploration to document flora and fauna at Mount Kinabalu.

The article, A Sacred Mountain: Exploration of Mount Kinabalu was taken from the Singapore Free Press and published on page 125 of the British North Borneo Herald on July 1, 1929.

The first paragraph reads: "It is the highest peak (13,455 feet) in Malaysia and its flora and fauna are highly specialised."

The last paragraph states: "The recent work done on Kinabalu is of course all part of a comprehensive scheme for investigating the Malaysian fauna."

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"Malaysia" came into the public domain again in 1945 as the Japanese surrendered in Singapore. The headline of a front-page report in the Straits Times of Sept 13, 1945 reads: "Japanese in Malaysia Surrender At Singapore".

The first paragraph of the report went: "The surrender of half a million Japanese troops in Malaya and the Dutch East Indies was formally signed at Singapore yesterday, 1,374 days after the first Japanese bombs fell on this city and war broke out in the Far East."

Was the "Malaysia" referred to in the headline a combination of Malaya, the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia) and Singapore?

Tan Sri Dr Noordin Sopiee, in his book From Malayan Union to Singapore Separation 1945-65, said the first suggestion of bringing together all the territories in the Malaysia region, which included Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei, Malaya and Singapore, could be traced back to 1887 when Lord Brassey said the whole area should be merged into one large colony.

Brassey was then the North Borneo Chartered Company director.

Quoting historian Professor K.G. Treggoning, Noordin said the matter was deliberated in the British Cabinet in 1888 and again in 1932.

"The political rationalisation which was undertaken immediately after the Second World War caused many to suspect a British intention to link up all the territories of the region into one governmental unit," he wrote.

Noordin said after the war, the British Governor-General Malcolm MacDonald was entrusted with the task of co-ordinating the major policies of the five territories. "The Singapore Progressive Party became, in fact, the first political party of the Malaysia region to advocate a region-wide unified system," he said.

He said Tun Ghazali Shafie and Tun Tan Cheng Lok had also advocated the "Malaysia" concept in the 1950s.

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Malay-Indonesian is spoken - surprise - in Malaysia and Indonesia. Actually, we kinda fudged the numbers on this one because there are many dialects of Malay, the most popular of which is Indonesian. But they're all pretty much based on the same root language, which makes it the ninth most-spoken in the world.

Indonesia is a fascinating place; a nation made up of over 13,000 islands it is the sixth most populated country in the world. Malaysia borders on two of the larger parts of Indonesia (including the island of Borneo), and is mostly known for its capital city of Kuala Lumpur.

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Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, and Yakov Smirnoff are among the millions of Russian speakers out there. Sure, we used to think of them as our Commie enemies. Now we think of them as our Commie friends. One of the six languages in the UN, Russian is spoken not only in the Mother Country, but also in Belarus, Kazakhstan, and the U.S. (to name just a few places).

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Al-Qaeda Plans Major Attacks In Europe

Douglas Maher - All Headline News Staff Reporter

Baghdad, Iraq (AHN) - Reports are surfacing Saturday morning that intelligence in Iraq had uncovered plans that include major attacks across Europe.

"Osama Bin Laden has asked the head of Al Qaida in Iraq, Al Zarqawi, to organize an attack in Europe, more devastating than that of Sept. 11, 2001," Iraqi Deputy Foreign Minister Hamid Al Bayati tells Italian daily Il Messaggero.

Al-Qaeda ring leader, Abu Mussib Al Zarqawi, has reportedly moved operatives to Europe for a series of attacks against NATO states, the report says.

Sources say the strikes are meant to pressure members of the U.S.-led coalition to leave Iraq.

Al Bayati told the Italian newspaper that Al Zarqawi has established a network throughout Europe for imminent strikes. Bayati says Italy is a leading target of the Al Qaida network.
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6. The Flames Of Deceit (4:39)
7. Black Marvels Of Death (4:22)
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Al-Qaeda ‘preparing to attack’ Asian city

Al-Qaeda is preparing an attack on a big financial centre in Asia, such as Tokyo, Sydney or Singapore, to undermine investor confidence in the region, France's top terrorist investigator warned yesterday.

Jean-Louis Bruguière told the Financial Times yesterday that several Asian countries were less prepared than the US or Europe for such an attack.

“We are somewhat neglecting the capacity or desire of the al-Qaeda organisation to destabilise the south-east Asia region,” said the respected judge, who has orchestrated the arrests of hundreds of terrorist suspects in the past 20 years.

“We have several elements of information that make us think that countries in this region, especially Japan, could have been targeted,” said Mr Bruguière.

He appears eager to raise public awareness of the growing threat to Asia, which is understood to have emerged from recent intelligence findings.

He argues that some Asian countries have less experience of Islamic terrorists than the US or Europe, making them more complacent about the risk of attack. An attack on an Asian financial centre, such as Tokyo or Sydney, would be symbolically important for al-Qaeda, he said, and designed to throw the region's recent economic boom into doubt.

“An attack on this country [Japan] would have a very serious effect. We forget that the al-Qaeda organisation is sharpening its strategy, more than just focusing on so-called soft targets it is looking to hit economic and financial centres.”

He says Singapore could also be vulnerable to attack, in spite of its efficient intelligenceservices. ~full article

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2. memakai haruman  
3. kerap mandi
4. berpakaian dari kapas

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2. selalu cemas
3. banyak minum air ketika makan
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8. Nama sebenar rama-rama (butterfly)  ialah'flutterby'.

9. Mosquito repellents atau penghalau nyamuk tidak  membunuh.Sensor nyamuk hanya dikaburi dan ini menyebabkan nyamuk tidak dapat mengesan di mana mangsa berada.

10. Pakar dan doktor gigi  mengesyorkanberus gigi hendaklah diletakkan sekurang kurangnya 6 kaki jauh  dari tandas utk menghalang kuman berterbangan ketiki anda menggunakan flush  tandas.

11. Jika nombor 111,111,111 didarab 111,111,111 anda akan dpat  jawapan 12345678987654321.

12. Warna biru adalah warna kesukaan 80  peratus rakyat Amerika.

13. Tanda (#) di keyboard komputer anda  sebenarnya dinamakan 'octothorp'.

14. Adalah mustahil jika anda bersin  tapa memejamkan mata.

15. Seekor lipas boleh hidup selama 10 hari tanpa  kepala.

16. Jika dikangkangkan kaki dan baring secara telentang, kita  tidak akan tenggelam di dalam pasir jerlus.

17. Nama yang paling  banyak umumnya di dunia ini ialah Muhammad.

18. Di Eropah, kebanyakan  wanita Eropah tidak memakai seluar dalam sehingga ke tahun 1900 barulah  seluar dalam diperkenalkan.

19. Produk pertama menggunakan bar code  adalah Wrigley's gum.

20. Mexico  City tenggelam sedikit demi sedikit sekitar 10 inci  setiap tahun.

21. Mengikut statik dalam kehidupan, ayam adalah haiwan  yang paling banyak di dunia mengalahkan manusia, kerana cara pembiakan yang berleluasa dan senang dibiakkan untuk makanan.

22. Otak akan lebih  aktif ketika tidur dari ketika anda menonton tv.

23. Terdapat banyak  telefon di Washington D.C mengalahkan penduduk penduduknya.

24. Untuk  melepaskan dari gigitan buaya, anda perlu mencucuk matanya menggunakan jari  sekuat hati. Buaya akan melepas anda serta merta.

25. Jika sebutir kecil  kismis dijatuhkan di dalam segelas champagne segar, kismis tersebut akan  turun ke dasar gelas dan naik semula dan turun
kembali dan seterusnya seakan  dilambung-lambung.

26. Leonardo da Vinci jugamencipta gunting dan beliau menghabiskan 10 tahun untuk menyiapkan lukisan agungnya iaitu Monalisa(10 tahun untuk
bahagian bibirnya sahaja)

27. 90% dari pembaca yang membaca info  ini kebanyakannya tidak tahu tentang fakta yang telah diberikan. Keajaiban  fakta fakta sebegini dapat
menarik minat pembaca untuk mengetahui dari atas kemusykilan minda kita.

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Bloodshed - Samarkand ( lirik + mp3 )

Bloodshed - Samarkand

Dia antara debu, angin bersama
Pasir-pasir bertaburan di sana
Bersemadi langkah perjuangan
Bersaksikan kebenaran

Samarkand, kau tak terasing
Tindasan berlalu
Jiwamu satria

Walaupun getir di tempoh jua
Dilaluan sutera
Mengalir ketenangan

Titis darah, mensuci kekufuran
Mengerat rasa kasih padanya

Samarkand, kaulah pentas perjuangan
Indera alam, tertumpu padamu

Demikian kesetiaanmu
Perjuangan murni
Keagungan di jiwa
Samarkand, samarkand

Samarkand sebahagian dari kebangkitan

Samarkand, kau tak terasing
Tindasan berlaku
Jiwamu satria

Tak hiraukan kekejaman
Semakin tertekan
Iman makin terbukti
Samarkand, samarkand

Samarkand sebahagian dari kebangkitan
Samarkand sebahagian dari kebangkitan

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Romantic sms

There are 12 months a year...30 days a month...7 days a week...24 hours a day...60 minutes an hour...but only one like you in a lifetime.

There are two reasons why I wake up in the morning: my alarm clock and you.

Great minds contain ideas, solutions and reasons; scientific minds contain formulas, theories and figures; my mind contains only you!

Love can be expressed in many ways. One way I know is to send it across the distance to the person who is reading this.

If I could change the alphabet, I would put U and I together!

Minsan caring is better than loving.  Minsan tea is better than coffee. Minsan smile is better than laughter. Pero nobody is better than you.

There is night so we can appreciate day, sorrow so we can appreciate joy, evil so we can appreciate good, you so I can appreciate love.

You look great today. How did I know? Because you look great everyday.

What is love? Those who don't like it call it responsibility. Those who play with it call it a game. Those who don't have it call it a dream. Those who understand it call it destiny. And me, I call it you.

What is love? It is what makes your cell phone ring every time I send text messages.

If love can be avoided by simply closing our eyes, then I wouldn't blink  at all for I don't want to let a second pass having fallen out of love with you.

I used to think that dreams do not come true, but this quickly changed the moment I laid my eyes on you.

Press down if you miss me. Talaga? Sweet mo naman. You really miss me huh? Still pressing down. Impressed na ako, ha? Sobrang miss na yan. Well, I miss you too.

Some people were born with talents. They can do beautiful things with their skills, knowledge and technology. But no one is as talented as you. You just come near, and there is already beauty.

A lady is a woman who makes a man behave like a gentleman. You're such a lady to me.

To forget you is hard to do and to forget me is up  to you. Forget me not, forget me never. Forget this text, but not the sender.

When situation gets you down, remember there's Someone in Heaven who loves you and watches over you and there's someone on Earth who cares… I do.

Cell phones can be irritating sometimes. You always have to reload, recharge every now and then. Messages are delayed. But there's one thing I love about it. It connects me to you!

Words begin with ABC. Numbers begin with 123. Music begins with do, re, mi. And friendship begins with you and me!

Rain and sunshine do not always come together. Night and day never coincide. But you and I, whatever they say, is for me the perfect match.
When I dream, I dream of you...maybe one day, dreams will come true.  

There is an ocean between us. Forests and mountains keep us apart. I may not be superman, but give me a second and I will fly across countries to send you my love. Have you received it?

If, out of time, I could pick one moment and keep it shining, always new, of all the days that I have lived, I'd pick the moment I met you.

I'm on a mission to get over you, in other words mission impossible.

I wish I'd be a tear in your eye to roll down your cheek and end up with your lips but I never wish you'd be a tear in my eye for I would lose you every time I cry.

When it rains, you don't see the sun, but it's there. Hope we can be like that. We don't always see each other, but  we will always be there for one another.

I may run out of message to text you. I may run out of jokes too. I may also run out of battery or even a peso but my heart won't run out of space for you!

You'll know that you miss someone very much when every time you think of that person, your heart breaks into pieces and just a quick "Hello" from that person can bring the broken pieces back.

Love. All my life I have read about it, dreamt of it, waited for it, cried for it, needed it. Now with you, I have found it.

Sherlock Holmes was an idiot and Robert Watt was a fool. One was a detective, the other invented radar. But neither of them ever discovered you. I'm a genius!
When  the time comes I can't smile anymore, don't worry about me, I know what to do. I'll just stare at one corner and think of you. No one else could make me happy like the way you do.

There's a love that only you can give, a smile that only your lips can show, a twinkle that can only be seen in your eyes, and a life of mine that you alone can complete.

Everyone wants to be the sun that lights up your life. But I'd rather be your moon, so I can shine on you during your darkest hour when your sun isn't around.

Ah-- I forgot your name. Can I call you mine? And, in case you forget my name too, call me yours!

If I had the letters "HRT", I can add "EA" to get a "HEART" or a "U" and get "HURT". But I'd rather choose "U" and get "HURT" than  have a "HEART" without "U".
You may never see how much I care for you. You may never hear how much I treasure you. You may never feel how much I miss you. Coz only here in my heart can you see them true.

There are 4 steps to happiness: 1. you, 2. me, 3. our hearts, 4. together!

If kisses were water, I'd give you the ocean. If hugs were leaves, I'd give you a forest. If love were space, I'd give you a galaxy. If friendship were life, I'd give you mine for free.

It's hard to say hello because it might be goodbye. It's hard to say I'm okay because sometimes I'm not. But it's easy to say I miss you coz I know that I really do.

It's hard for two people to love each other when  they live in two different worlds. But when these two worlds collide and become one, that's what you call you and I.

If you're feeling lonely and you think there is nobody there to love, support, listen or show they care, just save this message and every time you realize it, it will remind you that a part of me is always there with you.

Roses are red, violets are blue. I am waiting to hear from a cute guy like you.

They say that as long as there is one person loving you, life isn't a waste. So if you lose hope and thought that life is not worth living, just remember I'm here.

Do you know that men and women are angels created with only one wing? And they need to embrace each other to be able to fly... Hope you can find your angel  whom you can fly with forever.

They told me I could do anything if I put my mind into it. Yet no matter how hard I try in all that I do, I just can't take my mind off you.

My biggest reward is to see you smile, know you are happy, and feel you are loved. I know life is sometimes cruel, but that's why I'm here, to show you that life can be good when somebody cares.

I always think of you, but I always fail to know the reason why. Is there something else I should know about you? But there is one thing that I know is true. That life will always be sad without you.

Hatred infects the mind; love dissolves it. You dissolve my mind.

Don't say you love me unless you really  mean it cause I might do something crazy like believe it.

I'm afraid to close my eyes coz I might think of you. I'm afraid to open them coz I might see you. I'm afraid to move my lips coz I might speak of you. I'm afraid to listen coz I might hear my heart fall for you.

I'm sorry to be smiling every time you're near. I'm sorry my eyes twinkle whenever you're here. I'm sorry that cupid has made his hit. I'm sorry I love you, I can't help it.

Caring for someone is easy but making someone care for you is hard. Now I keep wondering how did you make it so easy for me to care for you.

Text me when you are sad, text me when you need someone to listen to and you can't find anyone who will. I don't care if I'm your last option, I just  don't want you to cry alone.

I don't want to say I miss you, though deep inside I do, coz I'm afraid you might see thru and know how much fear I have of losing someone like you.

If love can be avoided simply by closing our eyes, I wouldn't blink at all for I don't want to let a second pass having fallen out of love with you.

I wish one day you will miss me terribly that no matter how hard you look for me, you won't find me. Why? Because, I want you to miss me the way I'm missing you right now.

If I could be any letter in the alphabet, I'd choose "V" so I can be next to "U"; if you could be any note, I wish you're "RE" so your always beside "ME"!

Whatever you do, I'll  walk with you. Hoping that your every dream would come true. Anytime, anywhere, I'll always be there. Wishing you love and happiness because I care.

The spaces between our fingers were created so that another person's fingers could fill them in. Hope you'll find your dream hand to hold you forever.

Kerap hantar SMS boleh cederakan tendon

LONDON: Remaja yang kerap menghantar SMS kepada rakan mereka berisiko tinggi menghidap kecederaan ketegangan berulang (RSI), lapor pakar kesihatan.

Kekerapan menghantar SMS menggunakan cuma ibu jari untuk menaip boleh menyebabkan kesakitan dan bengkak pada tendon dan boleh mengakibatkan kecederaan jangka panjang, kata Persatuan Fisioterapi (CPS).

Ketika telefon bimbit direka semakin kecil dan lebih ramai kanak-kanak terdedah kepada teknologi ini, mereka berisiko menghidap keadaan yang selama ini lebih kerap dikaitkan dengan golongan dewasa.

Keputusan General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) minggu ini menyaksikan bilangan SMS yang dihantar oleh kanak-kanak semakin meningkat kerana mereka memberitahu pencapaian mereka kepada rakan dan keluarga melalui SMS, menurut CPS.

Pegawai CPS, Bronwyn Clifford, berkata: “Pakar fisioterapi mengenal pasti tabiat menghantar SMS dengan kerap dalam jangka masa panjang, boleh menyebabkan RSI. – Agensi

Google Releases New Desktop Search Beta

The new version includes a sidebar designed to personalize the application, with miniature apps that return information from news, RSS and Atom feeds, photo sites, and other information sources, based on the user's previous Web activities.

Google Inc. said today it plans to release a beta version of Google Desktop 2, the next iteration of its popular desktop search software for Microsoft Windows.

The new software aims to make search a more personalized experience with the inclusion of a Sidebar panel. The Sidebar features several miniapplications that return or retain information based on previous online activities. For example, the News panel displays links to news articles that are similar to ones you've read. The Web Clips panel automatically starts tracking RSS and Atom feeds from the Web pages you visit.

Other Sidebar panels include a Photo slideshow program that presents local and Internet photo sources (such as Flickr.com), an E-mail account monitor that works with Google's Gmail service among others, and a real-time stock price tracker. Additional panel plug-ins should be available over time as developers avail themselves of the Google Desktop APIs.

"We really want to enable people to just sit back and let the Web come to them," explains product manager Nikhil Bhatla, who likens the Sidebar to an intelligent agent.

Google Desktop 2 boasts expanded search capabilities, such as the ability to search network drives and Gmail accounts. It also returns search results from local files as soon as you start typing.

While this feature, called Quick Find, functions similarly to Apple's Spotlight search technology, it's intended to supplant Microsoft software. "Use Quick Find to launch applications without having to deal with the Start menu," the software's reviewer's guide suggests, as if dealing with the Start menu represented a burden.

Along similar lines, the beta includes an Outlook Search Toolbar, for those who want to search their E-mail without changing applications.

For those with privacy concerns, Google Desktop 2 offers the option of encrypting its search index, which is generated to speed searches. Doing so, however, will reduce the software's performance. The search software relies on the Windows Encrypted File System.

Google claims its software was built with privacy in mind and notes that "none of your content is made accessible to Google or anyone else without your explicit permission." It is however worth noting that Google Desktop sends a unique application number to Google once upon installation and during subsequent checks for updates. If you're already afraid you're under surveillance, this may be an issue.

Google Desktop is available in English for Windows XP and Windows 2000 SP3 and up.

Gaia Epicus: ''Hands Of Fate'' Video Posted Online

Norwegian power metallers Gaia Epicus have uploaded their video for the track "Hands of Fate" at this location (Windows Media). The clip was shot "outdoors in the forest" earlier in the month and features a guest appearance on drums by Robert Myrhaug (Memorized Dreams).

"Hands of Fate" comes off the group’s second album, "Symphony of Glory", available now on Sound Riot Records. The follow-up to 2003’s "Satrap" was recorded and mixed over a five-week period at Top Room Studios (Tristania, Vintersorg, Borknagar) with producer Børge Finstad and features artwork by Michael A. Mueller (Megadeth). The CD was mastered at Bazement Studios.

Merdekakah kita?

MASZLEE MALIK
 

Tepat jam menunjukkan detik 12 malam tanggal 31 Ogos...seluruh Malaysia terutamanya di Dataran Merdeka acara stereotaip tahunan akan berlangsung. Selepas jeritan merdeka, merdeka, merdeka...jiwa-jiwa dan pemikiran anak-anak muda kita pun akan mula dijajah kembali. Dijajah nafsu, dijajah kegilaan andreanelin, dijajah keseronokan yang singkat yang mengundang bala yang berpanjangan, dijajah pemikiran pengabdian secara total kepada budaya najis dari barat dan juga dijajah oleh Iblis yang telah mengisytiharkan peperangan terhadap Bani Adam seawal Nabi Adam A.S. diciptakan.
 

Merdeka, merdeka, merdeka...seruan yang dulunya menjadi laungan keramat tanda bebasnya watan kita dari penjajahan kuasa luar kini telah menjadi laungan keramat sebagai lesen untuk penjajahan bentuk baru di dalam jiwa anak-anak muda kita. Sejarah tidak pernah menipu, dan sejarah jugalah yang telah menyaksikan saban tahun pemudi-pemudi beragama Islam kita dijajah dan disamun kemuliaan dan mahkotanya oleh penjajah-penjajah yang sepatutnya menjadi "Qawwamuun" (pelindung) ke atas mereka. Pemuda dan pemudi menjadi tidak keruan dijajah otak mereka dek air-air khayal yang kedapatannya dilelong dan dijual secara jumbo sale di malam tersebut di premis-premis 7 eleven, pasaraya-pasaraya dan juga kelab-kelab malam.

 
Merdeka, merdeka, merdeka...di satu ceruk pula kedapatan pengunjung-pengunjung setia rumah-rumah Allah mengsekularkan diri mereka menyambut hari Merdeka dengan bacaan Yasin, tahlil dan doa selamat. Sekular ?, ya...mereka di satu wadi dan manusia di wadi yang lain. Mereka mengharapkan keredhaan Allah tanpa menghiraukan mereka-mereka yang hanyut kelemasan dijajah dan digagahi oleh nafsu dan sayitan di malam tersebut. Sekali lagi mereka-mereka ini pun masih lagi dijajah oleh pemikiran "Nafsi-nafsi" atau "Ananiyyah".
 

Habis cara yang bagaimana kita nak sambut Hari Kemerdekaan kita ?, jika tiada hiburan tiada serilah hidup kita ?, jika tiada hiburan kita tidak maju!, jika tiada hiburan kita dilihat kolot!

 
Begitu parahnya pemikiran kita dijajah dan diperkosa. Kehidupan hanyalah untuk hiburan ! jika tiada hiburan tiadalah kehidupan!, jika tiada hiburan ketinggalan zaman! Segalanya untuk berhibur, menghibur dan terhibur kemudiannya terlanjur.
 

Dalam zaman yang serba moden ini sepatutnya umat Islam perlu lebih kreatif. Pemikiran mereka tidak selayaknya dijumudkan dengan menjilat dan menelan semua yang berasal dari barat. Sikap sebegini hanya akan merencatkan kekreatifan sesuatu bangsa dan hanya menjadikan mereka hamba pemikiran barat dan akan terus terjajah. Seeloknya umat Islam, di Malaysia khususnya dalam menyambut hari kemerdekaan, menyemaikan jatidiri bangsa merdeka dan menyuburkan semangat patriotik mempunyai gaya dan cara yang tersendiri yang tidak bertentangan dengan Syariat Islam.
 

Tiada count down bukan beertinya kita ketinggalan zaman, dan ber count down tidak menunjukkan kita maju. Ianya hanya mempamerkan keujaan kita dan sikap jakun untuk meniru bangsa lain yang kita anggap lebih keramat dan lebih berdarjat. Zaman-zaman 70'an, 80'an malah, tiada pun acara count down dan konsert-konsert sehingga larut malam yang akhirnya mengundang tahajjud bersama orang ketiga (syaitan) di celah-celah pokok di taman, di dalam kereta di tepi taman-taman bunga, di hotel-hotel muran dan malah di sesetengah tempat dilakukan di tepi-tepi padang. Tidak cukup lagikah dengan national parade yang menjadi acara fardhu kifayah di Dataran Merdeka pada tiap-tiap tahun ?, mengapa mesti sesuatu acara yang bersulamkan maksiat menjadi acara yang diberikan galakan untuk hidup mekar dan terus diwarisi sepanjang zaman ?
 

Jikalau kita lapar sangat pun nak meniru budaya barat yang menghidupkan waktu malam mereka pun, hidupkanlah ia dengan cara yang lebih bermaruah dan patriotik. Acara tatu angkatan tentera, pantomen pentas, alunan lagu-lagu patriotik, acara berdoa dan bersolat berjemaah beramai-ramai, pementasan filem-filem patriotik dan pelbagai acara lain yang bebas maksiat boleh dijalankan untuk menyambut malam kemerdekaan. Yang penting kita wajib ada cara sambutan kita yang tersendiri. Acara sambutan yang tidak bercanggah dengan syariat tetapi selari dengan aliran zaman. Acara yang tidak membuka jalan-jalan kepada maksiat untuk dilakukan secara terbuka. Jikalaulah perkara seumpama itu pun tidak dapat kita fikirkan jelaslah fikiran kita dan jiwa kita masih lagi dijajah. Apalaj ertinya merdeka negara tetapi fikiran umatnya masih terjajah.
 

Walau bagaimanapun yang lebih penting bukannya sambutan. Sambutan hanya hiasan, hanya simbol, hanya lambang, yang lebih utama sebenarnya ialah pengisian dan juga keadaan sebenar rakyat itu sendiri mesti benar-benar merdeka.Bagi umat Islam pula, kemerdekaan akidah mereka dari kesyirikan adalah perkara pokok yang mesti mereka usahakan. Begitu juga halnya kemerdekaan jiwa mereka dari sifat-sifat mazmumah yang akan mengundang bala di dalam kehidupan dunia dan akhirat tidak boleh diabaikan. Seterusnya kemerdekaan pemikiran individu umat dari segala pemikiran dan perhambaan terhadap pemikiran barat yang bertentangan dengan syarak juga penting agar mereka tidak selamanya menjadi pengikut agenda orang lain dan sentiasa berakhir menjadi penyaksi sejarah sahaja. Selain itu kemerdekaan umat Islam dari perhambaan kepada nafsu juga tidak boleh dipandang ringan, ini kerana perhambaan mereka kepada nafsu akan membawa mereka menjadi hamba kepada benda-benda lain. Contohnya, jika mereka menurut nafsu, mereka akan menjadi hamba Arak, hamba wanita, hamba duit, dan yang wanita pula akan sentiasa dieksploit untuk menjadi hamba kapitalis-kapitalis yang hanya memandang mereka tidak lebih dari peralatan untuk mereka menggandakan keuntungan. Sekali lagi untuk menjadi seorang yang meredeka, seseorang itu wajiblah terlebih dahulu menyedari dirinya hanyalah hamba kepada Allah sahaja dan hanya tunduk dan patuh kepada perintah Allah semata-mata dan tidak sekali-kali melanggar perintahnya. Sebarang pelanggaran terhadap perintah Allah dan perbuatan meninggalkan larangannya akan hanya menjadikannya hamba Allah yang derhaka dan tidak merdeka dari menuruti hawa nafsu sendiri...maka berterusanlah dia dijajah.
 

Persoalannya, bagaimana pula dengan diri kita ?, meredekakah kita ?

Citroën C-Sportlounge Concept

Inventions thru the ages



Notable Inventions and Discoveries



Date Invention Or Discovery Inventor Or Discoverer Nationality
1250 Magnifying glass Roger Bacon English
1450 Printing press Johann Gutenberg German
1504 Pocket watch Peter Henlein German
1590 Compound microscope Zacharias Janssen Dutch
1593 Water thermometer Galileo Italian
1608 Telescope Hans Lippershey Dutch
1625 Blood transfusion Jean-Baptiste Denys French
1629 Steam turbine Giovanni Branca Italian
1642 Adding machine Blaise Pascal French
1643 Barometer Evangelista Torricelli Italian
1650 Air pump Otto von Guericke German
1656 Pendulum clock Christiaan Huygens Dutch
1661 Methanol Robert Boyle Irish
1668 Reflecting telescope Isaac Newton English
1671 Calculating machine Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz German
1698 Steam pump Thomas Savery English
1701 Seed drill Jethro Tull English
1710 Piano Bartolomeo Cristofori Italian
1712 Steam engine Thomas Newcomen British
1714 Mercury thermometer Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit German
1717 Diving bell Edmund Halley English
1725 Stereotyping William Ged Scottish
1745 Leyden jar (condenser) E.G. von Kleist German
1752 Lightning rod Benjamin Franklin American
1758 Achromatic lens John Dollond British
1759 Marine chronometer John Harrison British
1764 Spinning jenny James Hargreaves British
1769 Spinning frame R. Arkwright English
1769 Steam engine (with separate condenser) James Watt British
1769 Automobile Nicholas-Joseph Cugnot French
1775 Submarine David Bushnell American
1780 Steel pen Samuel Harrison English
1780 Bifocal lens Benjamin Franklin American
1783 Balloon Joseph Michel Montgolfier and
Jacques Étienne Montgolfier
French
1784 Threshing machine Andrew Meikle British
1785 Power loom Edmund Cartwright British
1786 Steamboat John Fitch American
1788 Flyball governor James Watt British
1791 Gas turbine John Barber British
1792 Illuminating gas William Murdock Scottish
1793 Cotton gin Eli Whitney American
1795 Hydraulic press Joseph Bramah English
1796 Lithography Aloys Senefelder German
1796 Smallpox vaccination Edward Jenner British
1799 Fourdrinier machine (papermaking) Louis Robert French
1800 Jacquard loom Joseph Marie Jacquard French
1800 Electric battery Count Alessandro Volta Italian
1801 Pattern loom Joseph Marie Jacquard French
1804 Screw propeller John Stevens American
1804 Solid-fuel rocket William Congreve British
1804 Steam locomotive Richard Trevithick British
1805 Electroplating Luigi Gasparo Brugnatelli Italian
1810 Food preservation (by sterilization and exclusion of air) François Appert French
1810 Printing press Frederick Koenig German
1814 Railroad locomotive George Stephenson British
1815 Safety lamp Sir Humphry Davy British
1816 Bicycle (no pedals) Karl D. Sauerbronn German
1819 Stethoscope René-Théophile-Hyacinthe Laënnec French
1820 Hygrometer J.F. Daniell English
1820 Galvanometer Johann Salomo Cristoph Schweigger German
1821 Electric motor Michael Faraday British
1823 Silicon Jöns Jakob Berzelius Swedish
1823 Electromagnet William Sturgeon British
1824 Portland cement Joseph Aspdin British
1827 Friction match John Walker British
1829 Typewriter1 W.A. Burt American
1829 Braille printing Louis Braille French
1830 Platform scales Thaddeus Fairbanks American
1830 Sewing machine Barthélemy Thimonnier French
1831 Phosphorus match Charles Sauria French
1831 Reaper Cyrus Hall McCormick American
1831 Dynamo Michael Faraday British
1834 Electric streetcar Thomas Davenport American
1835 Pistol (revolver) Samuel Colt American
1837 Telegraph Samuel Finley Breese Morse
Sir Charles Wheatstone
American
British
1838 Morse code Samuel Finley Breese Morse American
1839 Photography Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre and
Joseph Nicéphore Niepce William Henry Fox Talbot
French
British
1839 Vulcanized rubber Charles Goodyear American
1839 Steam hammer James Nasmyth Scottish
1839 Bicycle (with pedals) Kirkpatrick MacMillan British
1845 Pneumatic tire Robert William Thompson American
1846 Rotary printing press Richard March Hoe American
1846 Nitroglycerin Ascanio Sobrero Italian
1846 Guncotton Christian Friedrich Schönbein German
1846 Ether Crawford Williamson Long American
1849 Reinforced concrete F.J. Monier French
1849 Safety pin Walter Hunt American
1849 Water turbine James Bicheno Francis American
1850 Mercerized cotton John Mercer British
1851 Breech-loading rifle Edward Maynard American
1851 Opthalmoscope Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz German
1852 Nonrigid airship Henri Giffard French
1852 Elevator (with brake) Elisha Graves Otis American
1852 Gyroscope Jean Bernard Léon Foucault French
1855 Hypodermic syringe Alexander Wood Scottish
1855 Safety matches J.E. Lundstrom Swedish
1856 Bessemer converter (steel) Sir Henry Bessemer British
1858 Harvester Charles and William Marsh American
1859 Spectroscope Gustav Robert Kirchhoff and
Robert Wilhelm Bunsen
German
1860 Gas engine Jean-Joseph-Étienne Lenoir French
1861 Web-fed newspaper printing press Richard March Hoe American
1861 Electric furnace Wilhelm Siemens British
1861 Machine gun Richard Jordan Gatling American
1861 Kinematoscope Coleman Sellers American
1865 Antiseptic surgery Joseph Lister English
1866 Paper (from wood pulp, sulfite process) Benjamin Chew Tilghman American
1866 Dynamite Alfred Bernhard Nobel Swedish
1868 Dry cell Georges Leclanché French
1868 Typewriter Carlos Glidden and
Christopher Latham Sholes
American
1868 Air brake George Westinghouse American
1870 Celluloid John Wesley Hyatt and Isaiah Hyatt American
1871 Continuous current dynamo Zénobe-Théophile Gramme Belgian
1874 Quadruplex telegraph Thomas Alva Edison American
1876 Telephone2 Alexander Graham Bell
Antonio Meucci
American
Italian
1877 Internal-combustion engine (four-cycle) Nikolaus August Otto German
1877 Talking machine (phonograph) Thomas Alva Edison American
1877 Microphone Emile Berliner American
1877 Electric welding Elihu Thomson American
1877 Refrigerator car G.F. Swift American
1878 Cream separator Carl Gustav de Laval Swedish
1878 Cathode ray tube Sir William Crookes British
1879 Cash register James J. Ritty American
1879 Incandescent filament lamp Thomas Alva Edison
Sir Joseph Wilson Swan
American
British
1879 Automobile engine (two-cycle) Karl Benz German
1879 Arc lamp Charles Francis Bush American
1880 Linotype Ottmar Mergenthaler American
1884 Steam turbine C.A. Parsons English
1884 Rayon (nitrocellulose) Comte Hilaire Bernigaud de Chardonnet French
1884 Multiple-wheel steam turbine Sir Charles Algernon Parsons British
1884 Nipkow disk (mechanical television scanning device) Paul Gottlieb Nipkow German
1884 Fountain pen Lewis Edson Waterman American
1885 Graphophone (dictating machine) Chichester A. Bell and
Charles Sumner Tainter
American
1885 AC transformer William Stanley American
1887 Air-inflated rubber tire J.B. Dunlop Scottish
1887 Gramophone (disk records) Emile Berliner American
1887 Gas mantle Baron Carl Auer von Welsbach Austrian
1887 Mimeograph Albert Blake Dick American
1887 Monotype Tolbert Lanston American
1888 Adding machine (recording) William Seward Burroughs American
1888 Kodak camera George Eastman American
1889 Steam turbine C.G. de Laval Swedish
1890 Rayon (cuprammonium) Louis Henri Despeissis French
1891 Glider Otto Lilienthal German
1891 Motion picture camera (kinetograph) Thomas Alva Edison
William K. L. Dickson
American
British
1891 Motion picture viewer (kinetoscope) Thomas Alva Edison
William K. L. Dickson
American
British
1891 Synthetic rubber Sir William Augustus Tilden British
1892 AC motor Nikola Tesla American
1892 Three-color camera Frederick Eugene Ives American
1892 Rayon (viscose) Charles Frederick Cross British
1892 Vacuum bottle (Dewar flask) Sir James Dewar British
1893 Photoelectric cell Julius Elster Hans F. Geitel German
1893 Diesel engine Rudolf Diesel German
1893 Gasoline automobile Charles Edgar Duryea and
J. Frank Duryea
American
1894 Motion picture projection Louis Jean Lumière and Auguste Marie Lumière
Charles Francis Jenkins
French

American
1895 X-ray Wilhelm Konrad Röntgen German
1895 Rayon (acetate) Charles Frederick Cross British
1895 Wireless telegraph Marchese Guglielmo Marconi Italian
1896 Experimental airplane Samuel Pierpont Langley American
1898 Sensitized photographic paper Leo Hendrik Baekeland American
1900 Rigid dirigible airship Graf Ferdinand von Zeppelin German
1902 Radiotelephone Valdemar Poulsen
Reginald Aubrey Fessenden
Danish
American
1903 Airplane Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright American
1903 Windshield wipers Mary Anderson American
1903 Electrocardiograph Willem Einthoven Dutch
1905 Diode rectifier tube (radio) Sir John Ambrose Fleming British
1906 Gyrocompass Hermann Anschütz-Kämpfe German
1907 Bakelite Leo Hendrik Baekeland American
1907 Triode amplifier tube (radio) Lee De Forest American
1908 Cellophane Jacques Edwin Brandenberger Swiss
1908 Two-color motion picture camera C. Albert Smith British
1909 Salvarsan Paul Ehrlich German
1910 Hydrogenation of coal Friedrich Bergius German
1910 Gyroscopic compass and stabilizer Elmer Ambrose Sperry American
1911 Air conditioning W.H. Carrier American
1911 Vitamins Casimir Funk Polish
1911 Cellophane Jacques Edwin Brandenberger Swiss
1911 Neon lamp Georges Claude French
1912 Mercury-vapor lamp Peter Cooper Hewitt American
1913 Ramjet engine René Lorin French
1913 Multigrid electron tube Irving Langmuir American
1913 Cracked gasoline William Meriam Burton American
1913 Heterodyne radio receiver Reginald Aubrey Fessenden American
1915 Automobile self-starter Charles Franklin Kettering American
1916 Browning gun (automatic rifle) John Moses Browning American
1916 Gas-filled incandescent lamp Irving Langmuir American
1916 X-ray tube William David Coolidge American
1919 Mass spectrograph Sir Francis William Aston
Arthur Jeffrey Dempster
British
American
1922-26 Sound motion pictures T.W. Case American
1922 Insulin Sir Frederick Grant Banting Canadian
1923 Autogiro Juan de la Cierva Spanish
1923 Television iconoscope Vladimir Kosma Zworykin American
1924 Quick-frozen food Clarence Birdseye American
1925 Television image dissector tube Philo Taylor Farnsworth American
1926 Aerosol can Erik Rotheim Norwegian
1926 Liquid-fuel rocket Robert Hutchings Goddard American
1928 Penicillin Sir Alexander Fleming British
1930 Bathysphere (Charles) William Beebe American
1930 Freon (low-boiling fluorine compounds) Thomas Midgley and coworkers American
1930 Modern gas-turbine engine Sir Frank Whittle British
1930 Neoprene (synthetic rubber) Father Julius Arthur Nieuwland and Wallace Hume Carothers American
1931 Cyclotron Ernest Orlando Lawrence American
1931 Differential analyzer (analogue computer) Vannevar Bush American
1932 Phase contrast microscope Frits Zernike Dutch
1932 Van de Graaff generator Robert Jemison Van de Graaff American
1933 Frequency modulation (FM) Edwin Howard Armstrong American
1935 Buna (synthetic rubber) German scientists German
1935 Radiolocator (radar) Sir Robert Watson-Watt British
1935 Cortisone Edward Calvin Kendall
Tadeus Reichstein
American
Swiss
1935 Electron microscope German scientists German
1935 Sulfanllamide Gerhard Domagk German
1935 Nylon Wallace Hume Carothers American
1936 Twin-rotor helicopter3 Heinrich Focke German
1937 Snowmobile Armand Bombardier Canadian
1938 Ballpoint pen Georg and Ladislao Biro Hungarian
1939 DDT Paul Müller Swiss
1939 Helicopter4 Igor Sikorsky American
1940 Betatron Donald William Kerst American
1941 Turbojet aircraft engine Sir Frank Whittle British
1942 Guided missile Wernher von Braun German
1942 Nuclear reactor Enrico Fermi American
1942 Xerography Chester Carlson American
1944 V-2 (rocket-propelled bomb) German scientists German
1945 Atomic bomb U.S. government scientists American
1945 Streptomycin Selman A. Waksman American
1946 Electronic digital computer John Presper Eckert, Jr., and
John W. Mauchly
American
1947 Holography Dennis Gabon English
1947 Chlormycetin Mildred Rebstock American
1947 Polaroid Land camera Edwin Herbert Land American
1947 Bathyscaphe Auguste Piccard Swiss
1947 Microwave oven Percy L. Spencer American
1948 Scintillation counter Hartmut Kallmann German
1948 Aureomycin Benjamin Minge Duggar and
Chandra Bose Subba Row
American
1948 Transistor John Bardeen, Walter Houser Brattain, and William Shockley American
1949 Ramjet airplane René Leduc French
1950 Color television Peter Carl Goldmark American
1952 Hydrogen bomb U.S. government scientists American
1952 Bubble chamber (nuclear particle detector) Donald Arthur Glaser American
1953 Maser Charles Townes American
1954 Solar battery Bell Telephone Laboratory scientists American
1954 Polio vaccine Jonas Salk American
1955 Synthetic diamonds General Electric scientists American
1955 Carbon dating W.F. Libby American
1955 Optical fibers Narinder S. Kapany Indian
1956 Hovercraft Christopher Cockerell English
1956 First prototype rotary engine Felix Wankel German
1956 Videotape Charles Ginsberg
Ray Dolby
American
1957 Sodium-cooled atomic reactor U.S. government scientists American
1957 Artificial earth satellite USSR government scientists Soviet
1958 Communications satellite U.S. government scientists American
1959 Integrated circuit Jack Kilby
Robert Noyce
American
1960 Laser Charles Hard Townes, Arthur L. Schawlow, and Gordon Gould American
1960 Chlorophyll synthesized Robert Burns Woodward American
1960 Birth-control pill Gregory Pincus, John Rock, and
Min-chueh Chang
American
1962 Light-emitting diode (LED) Nick Holonyak, Jr. American
1964 Liquid-crystal display George Heilmeier American
1965 Kevlar technology Stephanie Kwolek American
1966 Artificial heart (left ventricle) Michael Ellis DeBakey American
1966 Tunable dye laser Mary Spaeth American
1967 Human heart transplant Christiaan Neethling Barnard South Africa
1970 First complete synthesis of a gene Har Gobind Khorana American
1971 Microprocessor Ted Hoff American
1971 Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging Raymond Damadian American
1972 Electronic pocket calculator J.S. Kilby and J.D. Merryman American
1972 First magnetohydrodynamic power generator USSR government scientists Soviet
1973 Skylab orbiting space laboratory U.S. government scientists American
1974 Recombinant DNA (genetic engineering) U.S. scientists American
1975 CAT (computerized axial tomography) scanner Godfrey N. Hounsfield British
1975 Fiberoptics Bell Laboratories American
1976 Supercomputer J.H. Van Tassel and Seymour Cray American
1978 Synthesis of human insulin genes Roberto Crea, Tadaaki Hirose, Adam Kraszewski, and Keiichi Itakura American
1978 Mammal to mammal gene transplants Paul Berg, Richard Mulligan, and Bruce Howard American
1979 Compact disc Joop Sinjou
Toshi Tada Doi
Dutch
Japanese
1979 Genetic flaw repaired in mouse cells by recombinant DNA and micromanipulation techniques W. French Anderson and coworkers American
1981 Space transportation system (space shuttle) National Aeronautics and Space Administration engineers American
1982 Artificial heart Robert K. Jarvik American
1983 Scanning tunneling microscope Gerd Binnig
Heinrich Rohrer
German
Swiss
1986 High-temperature superconductors J. Georg Bednorz
Karl A. Müller
German
Swiss
1992 Magnetic boat Yoshiro Saji Japanese
Notes

1) An impractical prototype that was never widely used.

2) Bell received a patent for the telephone in 1876, but Meucci developed an earlier model around 1860.

3) Both rotors operated on a horizontal plane.

4) One rotor operated on a horizontal plane to provide lift, while another rotor operated on a vertical plane to counter the torque generated by the first rotor.