Monday, October 28, 2013

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The cost of a nation of incarceration

(CBS News) Is it fair to call the United States the "incarceration nation"? That's what some experts say. And even some veteran law enforcement and correction officials think something's gone wrong. Our Cover Story is reported now by Martha Teichner:
At the Gadsden County Jail near Tallahassee, Fla., there are bunks, and mattresses on the floor.
The jail has a capacity of about 150 inmates, but there are presently 230 inmates in the facility right now.
Walter McNeil, president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, sees the same story everywhere he goes in the U.S.
A sign of overcrowding at Gadsden County Jail in Florida, where there are more inmates than beds.
In one "pod" of Gadsen jail, in which there are 24 bunks, there are 28 inmates - and by the time the weekend comes, there will be five or six more inmates.
That's nothing compared to California. Overcrowding was so bad there, the U.S. Supreme Court called it "cruel and unusual punishment," and last May ordered the state to cut its prison population by more than 30,000.
Nationwide, the numbers are staggering: Nearly 2.4 million people behind bars, even though over the last 20 years the crime rate has actually dropped by more than 40 percent.
"The United States has about 5 percent of the world's population, but we have 25 percent of the world's prisoners - we incarcerate a greater percentage of our population than any country on Earth," said Michael Jacobson, director of the non-partisan Vera Institute of Justice. He also ran New York City's jail and probation systems in the 1990s.
A report by the organization, "The Price of Prisons," states that the cost of incarcerating one inmate in Fiscal 2010 was $31,307 per year. "In states like Connecticut, Washington state, New York, it's anywhere from $50,000 to $60,000," he said.
Yes - $60,000 a year. That's a teacher's salary, or a firefighter's. Our epidemic of incarceration costs us taxpayers $63.4 billion a year.
The explosion in incarceration began in the early 1970s - the political response to an explosion in urban violence and increased drug use.
"So 'Tough on crime,' 'three strikes, you're out,' 'Let 'em rot, throw away the key' - all that stuff resulted in more mandatory sentencing, longer and longer sentencing," said Jacobson.

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Global Effort Needed to Defend Earth from Asteroids, Astronauts Tell UN

It does not matter what religion You defend or act fanatic ;It does no matter if You are brave enough to died for Your country or again for Your religion. We all have a common enemy  "asteroids" ......(Alexander)

By By Laura Poppick, Staff Writer
NEW YORK — Members of the United Nations met with distinguished astronauts and cosmonauts this week in New York to begin implementing the first-ever international contingency plan for defending Earth against catastrophic asteroid strikes.
Six of the space travelers involved in these U.N. discussions discussed the asteroid defense effort Friday (Oct. 25) in a news conference hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson at the American Museum of Natural History. Their goal: to drive home the very-real threats posed by near-Earth objects (NEOs), or asteroids traveling within the radius of Earth's orbit with the sun. You can see a video of the asteroid defense discussion here.
Scientists estimate that there are roughly 1 million near-Earth asteroids that could potentially pose a threat to the planet, but only a small fraction of these have actually been detected by telescopes. There are about 100 times more asteroids lurking in space than have ever been located, said Edward Lu, a former NASA astronaut and co-founder of the non-profit B612 Foundation advocating asteroid defense strategies. "Our challenge is to find these asteroids first, before they find us," Lu said. [Photos: Potentially Dangerous Asteroids Up Close]
To help achieve this goal, Lu co-founded an organization called the B612 Foundation in 2002. Today, the group is developing a privately built infrared space telescope — called the Sentinel Space Telescope — with the sole purpose of locating threatening asteroids. The foundation hopes to launch the telescope by 2018.
The Sentinel telescope will help space agencies identify threatening near-Earth objects years before they hit Earth, providing governments and space agencies with enough time to take action, Lu and his colleagues said. Such action would entail deploying a spacecraft — or multiple spacecrafts, depending on the size of the space rock — toward the asteroid in order to smack it off course.
The technology and funds to deflect an asteroid in this way already exist, the panel explained, but the Association of Space Explorers, a group that includes active and retired astronauts, decided to involve the United Nations in their decision-making efforts to avoid nationally biased action in the event of an emergency.
"The question is, which way do you move [the asteroid]?" former NASA astronaut and B612 co-founder Russell Schweickart said in the news conference. "If something goes wrong in the middle of the deflection, you have now caused havoc in some other nation that was not at risk. And, therefore, this decision of what to do, how to do it and what systems to use have to be coordinated internationally. That's why we took this to the United Nations."
The panel hopes that the discussions with the United Nations this week —which extend from discussions dating back to 2008, when the panel presented the United Nations with the first draft of a report titled "Asteroid Threats: A Call for Global Response" —will improve public awareness of the threats at hand, and encourage policymakers to develop plans and appoint leaders to deal with threats in a timely manner.
The explosion of a truck-size asteroid over Chelyabinsk, Russia, this past February —which blew out windows throughout the entire city and injured more than 1,000 people —helped draw public attention to what the panelists described as the often-overlooked and underappreciated threat to the planet.
"It did make a difference in policymakers realizing that this is not just a science-fiction concept, or something that will happen in 100 or 500 years in the future," Thomas Jones, former NASA astronaut and senior research scientist at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, told at the news conference. "The fact that it happened right now, I think, enforced the reality."
The recommendations that the group presented to the United Nations this week provide an outline of what governments will ultimately implement in the event of an emergency. However, the details of these recommendations are still in the works, Schweickart said.

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لا يهم ما دين أنت أو الدفاع، أو التصرف متعصب ؛ وهو يفعل بغض النظر إذا كنت شجاعا بما فيه الكفاية ل مات من أجل بلدك أو مرة أخرى ل دينك . لدينا كل عدو مشترك " الكويكبات " ...... ( الكسندر )

من قبل من قبل لورا Poppick ، إنفو
NEW YORK - الأعضاء في الأمم المتحدة التقى رواد الفضاء المتميزين و رواد الفضاء هذا الأسبوع في نيويورك لبدء تنفيذ خطة طوارئ دولية من نوعها للدفاع عن الأرض ضد ضربات الكويكب كارثية .

ستة من رواد الفضاء المشاركين في هذه المناقشات للامم المتحدة ناقش جهود الدفاع الكويكب يوم الجمعة ( 25 أكتوبر ) في مؤتمر صحفي استضافته عالم الفيزياء الفلكية نيل deGrasse تايسون في المتحف الأمريكي للتاريخ الطبيعي . هدفهم : ل دفع الوطن للتهديدات جدا الحقيقي الذي تشكله الأجسام القريبة من الأرض ( الأجسام القريبة من الأرض ) ، أو الكويكبات المسافرين داخل دائرة نصف قطرها من مدار الأرض مع الشمس. يمكنك مشاهدة شريط فيديو لل مناقشة دفاع الكويكب هنا .

ويقدر العلماء أن هناك ما يقرب من 1 مليون الكويكبات القريبة من الأرض التي يمكن ان تشكل خطرا على كوكب الأرض ، ولكن في الواقع تم اكتشاف سوى جزء صغير من هذه التلسكوبات من قبل . وقال ادوارد لو، رائد فضاء ناسا السابق والمؤسس المشارك لمؤسسة B612 غير هادفة للربح الدعوة استراتيجيات الدفاع الكويكب هناك حوالي 100 مرة أكثر الكويكبات الكامنة في الفضاء من أي وقت مضى تم تحديد موقع . " التحدي الذي يواجهنا هو العثور على هذه الكويكبات الأول ، قبل أن تجد لنا " وقال لو . [ صور: الكويكبات الخطرة يمكن أن يصل إغلاق ]

للمساعدة في تحقيق هذا الهدف ، لو شارك في تأسيس منظمة تدعى مؤسسة B612 في عام 2002 . اليوم ، المجموعة بتطوير تلسكوب الفضاء بالأشعة تحت الحمراء التي بنيت من القطاع الخاص - دعا تلسكوب الفضاء الحارس - لغرض وحيد من تحديد تهديد الكويكبات . وتأمل المؤسسة لإطلاق التلسكوب بحلول عام 2018 .

عرض المعرض. "الجهد العالمي اللازم للدفاع عن الأرض من الكويكبات ، ...
التوضيح فنان من تأثير الكويكب ضخمة على الأرض . بعض الكائنات الحية وحيدة الخلية قد تكون ...
وقال لو وزملاؤه تلسكوب الحارس سوف تساعد وكالات الفضاء في التعرف يهدد سنوات الأجسام القريبة من الأرض قبل أن تصل الأرض ، وتوفير الحكومات ووكالات الفضاء مع ما يكفي من الوقت ل اتخاذ الإجراءات اللازمة. فإن مثل هذا الإجراء يستلزم نشر المركبة الفضائية - أو المركبات الفضائية متعددة، اعتمادا على حجم من الصخور الفضائية - نحو الكويكب من أجل صفعة تشغيله بالطبع .

التكنولوجيا و الأموال لصرف كويكب في هذه الطريقة موجودة بالفعل ، وأوضح الفريق، ولكن قررت جمعية مستكشفي الفضاء ، وهي مجموعة تضم رواد الفضاء العاملين والمتقاعدين ، إلى إشراك الأمم المتحدة في عمليات صنع القرار الجهود ل تجنب منحازة وطنيا العمل في حال حدوث طارئ .

" والسؤال هو ، الطريقة التي لا تقوم بنقل [ الكويكب ] ؟ " وقال رائد الفضاء ناسا السابقين و B612 المؤسس المشارك راسيل Schweickart في مؤتمر صحفي . واضاف "اذا سارت الامور بشكل سيء في منتصف انحراف ، لقد تسبب فسادا الآن في بعض البلاد الأخرى التي لم تكن في خطر . وبالتالي ، فإن هذا القرار ما يجب القيام به ، وكيفية القيام بذلك و ما نظم استخدام يجب أن تكون منسقة دوليا ، ولهذا السبب اتخذنا هذا إلى الأمم المتحدة " .

ويأمل الفريق أن المناقشات مع الأمم المتحدة هذا الأسبوع والتي تمتد من المناقشات التي يعود تاريخها إلى عام 2008 ، عندما قدم لوحة للأمم المتحدة مع المسودة الأولى لتقرير بعنوان " التهديدات الكويكب : دعوة للاستجابة العالمية " ستحسن وعي الجمهور التهديدات في متناول اليد ، وتشجيع صانعي السياسات على وضع الخطط و تعيين قادة للتعامل مع التهديدات في الوقت المناسب .

انفجار كويكب بحجم شاحنة تزيد تشيليابينسك ، روسيا ، هذا الماضي فبراير و الذي حطم واجهات جميع أنحاء المدينة بأكملها وجرح أكثر من 1،000 ساعد الناس توجيه انتباه الجمهور إلى ما اعضاء اللجنة وصفها بأنها التهديد كثيرا ما يغفل و التقدير إلى هذا الكوكب.

" فعلت ذلك فرقا في صناع السياسة أن يدركوا أن هذه ليست مجرد مفهوم الخيال العلمي ، أو شيء من هذا سيحدث في 100 أو 500 سنة في المستقبل ، " توماس جونز ، رائد فضاء ناسا السابقين وكبار عالم أبحاث في معهد فلوريدا لل الإنسان والإدراك آلة ، قال في مؤتمر صحفي . وقال "حقيقة أن حدث ما حدث في الوقت الراهن ، كما أعتقد، فرض واقع . "

التوصيات أن المجموعة قدمت إلى الأمم المتحدة هذا الاسبوع تقديم عرض موجز لما الحكومات ستنفذ في نهاية المطاف في حال حدوث طارئ . وقال Schweickart ومع ذلك، فإن تفاصيل هذه التوصيات لا يزال في الأشغال.

Bunu savunmak veya fanatik hareket ne din önemli değil ; Sizin ülke için ya da yeniden Sizin din için öldü kadar cesur iseniz olursa olsun yapar . Hepimiz ortak bir düşman " asteroitler " var ...... ( Alexander )

Laura Poppick , Çalışanlar Yazar By By
NEW YORK -Birleşmiş Milletler üyelerinin felaket asteroit grev karşı Earth savunmak için ilk kez uluslararası acil durum planı uygulamaya başlamak için New York'ta bu hafta seçkin astronot ile bir araya geldi ve kozmonotlar .

Bu BM tartışmalara katılınuzay yolcuları altı Doğa Tarihi Amerikan Müzesi'nde astrofizikçi Neil deGrasse Tyson ev sahipliğinde bir basın toplantısında (Ekim 25) Cumaasteroit savunma çaba ele . Amaçları : evgüneş Dünya'nın yörüngesinin yarıçapı içinde seyahat yakın - Dünya nesneleri (DYN ) , ya da asteroitler oluşturduğu çok - gerçek tehditleri sürücü . Buradaasteroit savunma tartışma bir video görebilirsiniz .

Bilim adamları potansiyel gezegen için bir tehdit olabilir yaklaşık 1 milyon dolar yakın - Dünya asteroitler olduğunu tahmin , ancak bu sadece küçük bir kısmını aslında teleskoplar tarafından tespit edilmiştir . Hiç yer olmuştur daha uzayda gizlenen yaklaşık 100 kat daha fazla asteroitler vardır , Edward Lu , asteroit savunma stratejileri savunankar amacı gütmeyen B612 Vakfı eski NASA astronotu ve kurucularından dedi . " Bizim mücadelemiz bizi bulmadan , ilk olarak bu asteroitler bulmak , " Lu dedi . [ Fotoğraf : Potansiyel tehlikeli asteroitler Yakın Çekim ]

Bu hedefe ulaşmak için , Lu 2002 yılında B612 Vakfı adlı bir örgüt kurdu. Bugün , grup özel inşa kızılötesi uzay teleskopu geliştiriyor -Sentinel Uzay Teleskobu olarak adlandırılan - tehdit asteroitler bulma tek amacı ile . Vakıf 2018 yılınateleskop başlatmak için umuyor.

Galeriyi görmek . " Asteroitler Earth from savunmak için gerekli Küresel Çaba , ...
Yeryüzünde büyük bir göktaşı çarpması bir sanatçının örnek . Bazı tek hücreli organizmalar olabilir ...
Sentinel teleskop Dünya'ya çarpmadan önce uzay ajansları harekete geçmek için yeterli zaman ile hükümetler ve uzay ajansları sağlayan , yakın - Dünya nesneler yıl tehdit belirlersek yardımcı olacak , Lu ve arkadaşları söyledi. Alan kaya boyutuna bağlı olarak , ya da birden fazla uzay araçları - - Bu eylem bir uzay aracı dağıtma yol açmak olurasteroit doğru ders onu şaplak için .

Bu şekilde bir asteroit saptırmak içinteknoloji ve fonlar zaten mevcut , panel açıkladı , ama Uzay Kaşifler , aktif ve emekli astronotlar içeren bir grup , Derneği kendi Birleşmiş Milletler dahil karar verdi karar verme ulusal önyargılı önlemek için çaba acil durumunda eylem .

" Soru hangi şekilde taşırım [asteroit ] , nedir? " Eski NASA astronotu ve B612 kurucularından Russell Schweickartbasın toplantısında söyledi. " Bir şeysapma ortasında yanlış giderse , artık , risk altında değil başka bir ulus hasara neden oldu. Ve var bu nedenle , kullanmak için bu bunu nasıl , ne yapacağını kararı ve hangi sistemleri olmak zorunda uluslararası koordine . biz Birleşmiş Milletler'e bu sürmesinin nedeni budur . "

Geliştirmek - olacaktır :paneli Birleşmiş Milletler ile görüşmeler bu hafta hangi paneli " Küresel Tepki Çağrısı Asteroid Tehditler " başlıklı bir raporun ilk taslağı ile Birleşmiş Milletler sunulan zaman tartışmalar 2008 kadar uzanan uzanan umuyor kamu eldeki tehditler farkındalık ve politika planları geliştirmek ve zamanında tehditlerle başa çıkmak için liderler tayin için teşvik ediyoruz.

Chelyabinsk, Rusya , üzerinde kamyon boyutlu göktaşınınpatlama tüm şehir boyunca pencere üfledi ve 1.000 'den fazla yaralı geçmiş Şubat -ki bupanelistler için genellikle gözden kaçan ve takdir tehdit olarak nitelendirdiği kamuoyunun dikkatini çekmek insan yardım gezegen .

" Bu sadece bir bilim - kurgu kavramı , ya da gelecekte 100 ya da 500 yıl içinde olacak bir şey olmadığını fark politika bir fark yaratmak yaptı , " Thomas Jones ,Florida Institute eski NASA astronotu ve üst düzey araştırma bilim adamı için insan ve Makine Biliş ,basın toplantısında söyledi . " Şu anda oldu olması , bence , gerçeği zorunlu . "

Bu hafta Birleşmiş Milletler'e sunulan grup hükümetler sonuçta bir acil durumda uygulamaya ne bir taslak sağladığıöneriler . Ancak, bu önerilerin ayrıntıları eserlerinde hala , Schweickart dedi

Il n'a pas d'importance ce que la religion vous défendez ou d'un acte fanatique , il ne Peu importe si vous êtes assez courageux pour mourir pour votre pays ou encore de votre religion. Nous avons tous un ennemi " astéroïdes " communs ...... (Alexander )

Par Par Laura Poppick , Rédacteur
NEW YORK - Les membres de l'Organisation des Nations Unies s'est réuni avec les astronautes et cosmonautes distingués cette semaine à New York pour commencer la mise en œuvre du plan d'urgence international première pour défendre la Terre contre les impacts d'astéroïdes catastrophiques.

Six des voyageurs de l'espace impliqués dans ces discussions de l'ONU sur l'effort de défense de l' astéroïde vendredi ( 25 octobre ) dans une conférence de nouvelles organisé par l'astrophysicien Neil deGrasse Tyson à l'American Museum of Natural History. Leur objectif : faire passer le très - réelles menaces posées par les objets géocroiseurs (NEO ) , ou des astéroïdes voyageant dans le rayon de l'orbite de la Terre avec le soleil. Vous pouvez voir une vidéo de la discussion de la défense d'astéroïdes ici .

Les scientifiques estiment qu'il ya environ 1 million d' astéroïdes proches de la Terre susceptibles de représenter une menace pour la planète, mais seulement une petite fraction d'entre eux ont effectivement été détectés par les télescopes . Il ya environ 100 fois plus astéroïdes qui rôdent dans l'espace que jamais ont été localisés , a déclaré Edward Lu, un ancien astronaute de la NASA et co- fondateur de la Fondation B612 à but non lucratif préconisant des stratégies de défense d'astéroïdes . «Notre défi est de trouver ces astéroïdes premier , avant qu'ils ne nous trouvent ", a déclaré Lu . [ Photos : Astéroïdes potentiellement dangereuses Up Close ]

Pour atteindre cet objectif , Lu a co-fondé une organisation appelée la Fondation B612 en 2002. Aujourd'hui, le groupe développe un télescope spatial infrarouge intégré privée - appelé le télescope spatial Sentinel - dans le seul but de localiser des astéroïdes menaçants. La fondation espère lancer le télescope en 2018.

Voir la galerie . " Effort mondial nécessaire pour défendre la Terre contre les astéroïdes , ...
L'illustration d'un artiste d'un impact d'astéroïde massif sur terre. Certains organismes unicellulaires peuvent être ...
Le télescope Sentinel aidera les agences de l'espace à identifier menaçant géocroiseurs ans des objets avant qu'ils ne touchent terre , fournissant aux gouvernements et aux agences spatiales avec suffisamment de temps pour prendre des mesures, Lu et ses collègues ont dit . Une telle action nécessiterait le déploiement d'un vaisseau spatial - ou plusieurs engins spatiaux , en fonction de la taille de la roche de l'espace - vers l'astéroïde afin de frapper le tout bien sûr.

La technologie et les fonds pour faire dévier un astéroïde de cette façon existent déjà, le Groupe spécial a expliqué , mais l'Association des explorateurs de l'espace , un groupe qui comprend les astronautes actifs et retraités , ont décidé d'impliquer les Nations Unies dans leur prise de décision efforts pour éviter biaisé national une action en cas d'urgence.

"La question est , quel chemin vous déplacez [ l'astéroïde ] ? " ancien astronaute de la NASA et B612 co -fondateur Russell Schweickart a déclaré à la conférence de nouvelles . «Si quelque chose va mal dans le milieu de la déviation , vous avez maintenant fait des ravages dans une autre nation qui n'était pas en danger. Et, par conséquent , cette décision de savoir quoi faire , comment le faire et quels sont les systèmes à utiliser doivent être coordonnée au niveau international . C'est pourquoi nous avons pris cela à l' Organisation des Nations Unies. "

Le groupe espère que les discussions avec les Nations Unies cette semaine - qui s'étendent de discussions qui remonte à 2008, lorsque le groupe a présenté aux Nations Unies avec la première ébauche d'un rapport intitulé «Menaces d'astéroïdes : appel à Global Response " - amélioreront sensibiliser le public aux menaces à la main , et encourager les décideurs à élaborer des plans et de nommer les dirigeants à faire face aux menaces en temps opportun .

L'explosion d'un astéroïde camion de taille sur Chelyabinsk , en Russie, ce passé Février , qui a soufflé les fenêtres dans toute la ville et en a blessé plus de 1.000 personnes , a contribué à attirer l'attention du public à ce que les panélistes ont décrit comme la menace souvent négligée et sous-estimée à la planète.

" Il a fait une différence dans décideurs réalisant que ce n'est pas juste un concept de science-fiction , ou quelque chose qui va se passer dans 100 ou 500 ans dans le futur , " Thomas Jones , ancien astronaute de la NASA et chercheur principal à l'Institut de la Floride pour Human and Machine Cognition, dit à la conférence de nouvelles . «Le fait que cela s'est produit en ce moment , je pense, appliquée à la réalité. "

Les recommandations que le groupe a présenté à l'ONU cette semaine donnent un aperçu de ce que les gouvernements finiront par mettre en œuvre en cas d'urgence. Cependant, les détails de ces recommandations sont encore en travaux , Schweickart dit.

Es spielt keine Rolle , welcher Religion oder verteidigen Sie handeln Fanatiker ; Es tut egal ob Sie mutig genug, um für Ihr Land oder Ihre Religion wieder gestorben sind . Wir alle haben einen gemeinsamen Feind " Asteroiden " ...... (Alexander)

Von Von Laura Poppick , Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Die Mitglieder der Vereinten Nationen traf sich mit aufstrebenden Astronauten und Kosmonauten in dieser Woche in New York zu Beginn der Umsetzung der erste internationale Notfallplan für die Verteidigung der Erde gegen katastrophale Asteroiden Streiks .

Sechs der Raumfahrer in diesen Diskussionen beteiligt UN diskutiert den Asteroiden Verteidigung Aufwand Freitag ( 25. Oktober ) in einer Pressekonferenz von Astrophysiker Neil Tyson deGrasse am American Museum of Natural History gehostet . Ihr Ziel: nach Hause zu fahren , die sehr reale Bedrohungen durch - erdnahen Objekten ( NEO ) oder Asteroiden Reisen innerhalb des Radius der Erdbahn die Sonne gestellt . Sie können sehen, ein Video des Asteroiden Verteidigung Diskussion hier .

Wissenschaftler schätzen, dass es etwa 1 Million erdnahen Asteroiden, die potenziell gefährden könnten auf dem Planeten, aber nur ein kleiner Bruchteil von ihnen haben tatsächlich von Teleskopen nachgewiesen. Es gibt etwa 100 Mal mehr Asteroiden lauern im Raum als jemals lokalisiert worden , sagte Edward Lu , ein ehemaliger NASA-Astronaut und Mitbegründer der Non-Profit- Stiftung befürwortet Asteroiden B612 Abwehrstrategien . "Unsere Herausforderung ist es, diese ersten Asteroiden zu finden , bevor sie uns finden", sagte Lu. [Fotos : Potentiell gefährliche Asteroiden Up Close]

Um dieses Ziel zu erreichen , eine Organisation namens Lu die B612 Foundation im Jahr 2002 mitbegründet . Heute ist die Gruppe die Entwicklung einer privat gebaute Infrarot-Weltraumteleskop - der so genannte Sentinel -Weltraumteleskop - mit dem alleinigen Zweck der Ortung bedrohliche Asteroiden . Die Stiftung hofft, das Teleskop bis zum Jahr 2018 zu starten.

Galerie anzeigen . "Global Aufwand für die Erde von Asteroiden Verteidigen , ...
Eine künstlerische Darstellung eines massiven Asteroiden-Einschlag auf der Erde. Einige einzellige Organismen kann ...
Die Sentinel Teleskop helfen Raumfahrtbehörden identifizieren droht erdnahen Objekten Jahre bevor sie die Erde treffen , bietet Regierungen und Raumfahrtagenturen mit genügend Zeit , Maßnahmen zu ergreifen , sagte Lu und seine Kollegen . Ein solches Vorgehen würde bedeuten den Einsatz einer Raumsonde - oder mehrere Raumschiffe , abhängig von der Größe des Raumes rock - auf den Asteroiden , um ihn aus der Bahn schlagen .

Die Technologie und die Mittel, um einen Asteroiden auf diese Weise abzulenken bereits vorhanden sind, die Platte erläutert, aber die Association of Space Explorers , eine Gruppe, die aktiven und pensionierten Astronauten gehören , beschlossen, den Vereinten Nationen in ihre Entscheidungsfindung einbeziehen Anstrengungen zu vermeiden national voreingenommen Maßnahmen im Falle eines Notfalls.

"Die Frage ist , welche Art und Weise bewegen Sie [ den Asteroiden ] ? " ehemalige NASA-Astronaut und B612 Mitbegründer Russell Schweickart sagte in der Pressekonferenz. " Wenn etwas schief geht in der Mitte der Ablenkung , haben Sie jetzt Chaos in einem anderen Land, das nicht in Gefahr verursacht wurde. Und deshalb haben diese Entscheidung , was zu tun ist, wie es zu tun ist und welche Systeme zu verwenden, um sein international . koordiniert Deshalb haben wir dies geschah bei den Vereinten Nationen . "

Das Gremium hofft, dass die Gespräche mit den Vereinten Nationen in dieser Woche - die sich von Gesprächen aus dem Jahr 2008, als das Gremium stellte die Vereinten Nationen mit dem ersten Entwurf eines Berichts mit dem Titel "Asteroid Threats : A Call for Global Response" - verbessern Sensibilisierung der Öffentlichkeit für die Gefahren bei der Hand, und ermutigen die Politik , um Pläne zu entwickeln und zu ernennen Führer mit Drohungen in einer fristgerechten Weise umzugehen.

Die Explosion eines LKW - Größe Asteroid über Chelyabinsk , Russland, im vergangenen Februar die - blies Fenster in der ganzen Stadt und verletzte mehr als 1.000 Menschen geholfen ziehen die öffentliche Aufmerksamkeit auf das, was die Diskussionsteilnehmer als oft übersehene und unterschätzte Bedrohung beschrieben der Planet .

" Es hat einen Unterschied machen, in die Politik zu realisieren, dass dies nicht nur ein Science-Fiction -Konzept, oder etwas, das in 100 oder 500 Jahre in der Zukunft passieren wird, " Thomas Jones , der ehemalige NASA-Astronaut und leitender Wissenschaftler am Institut für Florida Mensch und Maschine Cognition , sagte auf der Pressekonferenz . " Die Tatsache, dass es jetzt passiert ist , denke ich, die Realität umgesetzt . "

Die Empfehlungen, die der Gruppe präsentiert bei den Vereinten Nationen in dieser Woche einen Überblick über das, was die Regierungen letztlich im Ernstfall umsetzen zu stellen. Allerdings sind die Details dieser Empfehlungen sind immer noch in Arbeit, sagte Schweickart .

Это не имеет значения , какой религии Вы защищаете или действовать фанатик , он делает Неважно, если вы достаточно смелы, чтобы умер в вашей стране или раз за вашу религию. У всех нас есть общий враг " астероидов " ...... (Александр )

По Лаура Poppick , Штатный сотрудник
НЬЮ-ЙОРК - членов Организации Объединенных Наций встретился с выдающимся астронавтов и космонавтов этой неделе в Нью -Йорке приступить к осуществлению первого в истории международного плана реагирования на защиту Земли от катастрофических ударов астероидов .

Шесть из космических путешественников , участвующих в этих дискуссиях ООН обсудили усилия Астероид обороны пятницу (октябрь 25) в пресс- конференции, организованной астрофизик Нил де Грасс Тайсон в Американском музее естественной истории. Их цель : чтобы ехать домойс очень реальной опасности объектов, сближающихся с Землей ( ОСЗ ) , или астероидов , путешествующих в пределах радиуса орбиты Земли с солнцем. Вы можете посмотреть видео обсуждения Астероид обороны здесь .

По оценкам ученых, насчитывается около 1000000 околоземных астероидов , которые потенциально могут представлять угрозу для планеты, но лишь небольшая часть из них на самом деле были обнаружены телескопами. Есть около 100 раз больше астероидов скрывается в места, чем когда-либо был расположен , сказал Эдвард Лу, бывший астронавт НАСА и соучредителемнекоммерческой B612 Foundation выступают стратегии Астероид обороны. «Наша задача состоит в том , чтобы найти эти астероиды Во-первых, прежде чем они найдут нас", сказал Лу . [ Фото : потенциально опасных астероидов Up Close ]

Для достижения этой цели , Лу стал одним из основателейорганизации под названием B612 Foundation в 2002 году. Сегодня, группа занимается разработкой частной построен инфракрасного космического телескопа - называют телескопом Страж космоса - с единственной целью размещения угрожающих астероидов. Фонд надеется запуститьтелескоп к 2018 году.

Перейти к галерее . «Глобальные усилия, необходимые для Защита Земли от астероидов , ...
Иллюстрации художника массивного астероида на Земле. Некоторые одноклеточные организмы могут быть ...
The Sentinel телескопа поможет космических агентств идентифицируют угрожает околоземных объектов лет прежде чем они попали Земли , обеспечивая правительств и космических агентств достаточно времени, чтобы принять меры , Лу и его коллеги сказали. Такое действие повлечет за собой развертывание космического корабля - или несколько космических аппаратов , в зависимости от размера пространства рока - к астероиду , чтобы пороть его с курса.

Технологии и средства для отклонения астероида на этом пути уже существуют , панель объяснить, ноАссоциация исследователей космоса , группа, которая включает в себя действующими и отставными астронавтов , решили привлечьОбъединенных Наций в их принятии решений усилия, чтобы избежать предвзятой национальном действий в случае возникновения чрезвычайной ситуации.

"Вопрос в том , в какую сторону вы перемещаете [ астероида ] ? " бывший астронавт НАСА и B612 соучредитель Рассел Швейкарт говорится в пресс-конференции. " Если что-то пойдет не так в серединепрогиб , вы теперь вызвал хаос в некоторых другой нации, которая не была в опасности. И, следовательно, это решение о том, что делать, как это сделать, и какие системы использовать должны быть координироваться на международном уровне . Именно поэтому мы приняли это к Организации Объединенных Наций. "

Панель надеется, что переговоры с Организацией Объединенных Наций за неделю- которые простираются от дискуссий , начиная с 2008 года, когда группа представила Организации Объединенных Наций с первого проекта с докладом « Астероид опасность: для глобальных ответных мер" - улучшится осведомленности общественности о угрозах под рукой , а также поощрять политику для разработки планов и назначить руководителей для борьбы с угрозами в установленные сроки.

Взрывгрузовика размера астероида над Челябинском, Россия , в феврале этого года , который задул окна по всему городу и ранено более 1000 человек - помог привлечь внимание общественности к тому, что участники дискуссии описать какчасто забывают и недооцененные угрозы планеты.

"Это действительно имело значение в политику , понимая, что это не простонаучно-фантастической концепции , или то, что будет происходить в 100 или 500 лет в будущем , " Томас Джонс , бывший астронавт НАСА и старший научный сотрудникинститута Флориды человека и машины Познание, сказал на пресс-конференции . " Тот факт, что это произошло прямо сейчас, я думаю , насильственныереальности".

Рекомендации, которые группа представила в ООН на этой неделе предоставить краткую информацию о том, что правительство , в конечном счете реализовать в случае возникновения чрезвычайной ситуации . Однако детали этих рекомендаций все еще находятся в работе, Швейкарт сказал.
Eto ne imeyet znacheniya , kakoy religii Vy zashchishchayete ili deystvovat' fanatik , on delayet Nevazhno, yesli vy dostatochno smely, chtoby umer v vashey strane ili raz za vashu religiyu. U vsekh nas yest' obshchiy vrag " asteroidov " ...... (Aleksandr )

Po Laura Poppick , Shtatnyy sotrudnik
N'YU-YORK - chlenov Organizatsii Ob"yedinennykh Natsiy vstretilsya s vydayushchimsya astronavtov i kosmonavtov etoy nedele v N'yu -Yorke pristupit' k osushchestvleniyu pervogo v istorii mezhdunarodnogo plana reagirovaniya na zashchitu Zemli ot katastroficheskikh udarov asteroidov .

Shest' iz kosmicheskikh puteshestvennikov , uchastvuyushchikh v etikh diskussiyakh OON obsudili usiliya Asteroid oborony pyatnitsu (oktyabr' 25) v press- konferentsii, organizovannoy astrofizik Nil de Grass Tayson v Amerikanskom muzeye yestestvennoy istorii. Ikh tsel' : chtoby yekhat' domoys ochen' real'noy opasnosti ob"yektov, sblizhayushchikhsya s Zemley ( OSZ ) , ili asteroidov , puteshestvuyushchikh v predelakh radiusa orbity Zemli s solntsem. Vy mozhete posmotret' video obsuzhdeniya Asteroid oborony zdes' .

Po otsenkam uchenykh, naschityvayetsya okolo 1000000 okolozemnykh asteroidov , kotoryye potentsial'no mogut predstavlyat' ugrozu dlya planety, no lish' nebol'shaya chast' iz nikh na samom dele byli obnaruzheny teleskopami. Yest' okolo 100 raz bol'she asteroidov skryvayetsya v mesta, chem kogda-libo byl raspolozhen , skazal Edvard Lu, byvshiy astronavt NASA i souchreditelemnekommercheskoy B612 Foundation vystupayut strategii Asteroid oborony. «Nasha zadacha sostoit v tom , chtoby nayti eti asteroidy Vo-pervykh, prezhde chem oni naydut nas", skazal Lu . [ Foto : potentsial'no opasnykh asteroidov Up Close ]

Dlya dostizheniya etoy tseli , Lu stal odnim iz osnovateleyorganizatsii pod nazvaniyem B612 Foundation v 2002 godu. Segodnya, gruppa zanimayetsya razrabotkoy chastnoy postroyen infrakrasnogo kosmicheskogo teleskopa - nazyvayut teleskopom Strazh kosmosa - s yedinstvennoy tsel'yu razmeshcheniya ugrozhayushchikh asteroidov. Fond nadeyetsya zapustit'teleskop k 2018 godu.

Pereyti k galereye . «Global'nyye usiliya, neobkhodimyye dlya Zashchita Zemli ot asteroidov , ...
Illyustratsii khudozhnika massivnogo asteroida na Zemle. Nekotoryye odnokletochnyye organizmy mogut byt' ...
The Sentinel teleskopa pomozhet kosmicheskikh agentstv identifitsiruyut ugrozhayet okolozemnykh ob"yektov let prezhde chem oni popali Zemli , obespechivaya pravitel'stv i kosmicheskikh agentstv dostatochno vremeni, chtoby prinyat' mery , Lu i yego kollegi skazali. Takoye deystviye povlechet za soboy razvertyvaniye kosmicheskogo korablya - ili neskol'ko kosmicheskikh apparatov , v zavisimosti ot razmera prostranstva roka - k asteroidu , chtoby porot' yego s kursa.

Tekhnologii i sredstva dlya otkloneniya asteroida na etom puti uzhe sushchestvuyut , panel' ob"yasnit', noAssotsiatsiya issledovateley kosmosa , gruppa, kotoraya vklyuchayet v sebya deystvuyushchimi i otstavnymi astronavtov , reshili privlech'Ob"yedinennykh Natsiy v ikh prinyatii resheniy usiliya, chtoby izbezhat' predvzyatoy natsional'nom deystviy v sluchaye vozniknoveniya chrezvychaynoy situatsii.

"Vopros v tom , v kakuyu storonu vy peremeshchayete [ asteroida ] ? " byvshiy astronavt NASA i B612 souchreditel' Rassel Shveykart govoritsya v press-konferentsii. " Yesli chto-to poydet ne tak v seredineprogib , vy teper' vyzval khaos v nekotorykh drugoy natsii, kotoraya ne byla v opasnosti. I, sledovatel'no, eto resheniye o tom, chto delat', kak eto sdelat', i kakiye sistemy ispol'zovat' dolzhny byt' koordinirovat'sya na mezhdunarodnom urovne . Imenno poetomu my prinyali eto k Organizatsii Ob"yedinennykh Natsiy. "

Panel' nadeyetsya, chto peregovory s Organizatsiyey Ob"yedinennykh Natsiy za nedelyu- kotoryye prostirayutsya ot diskussiy , nachinaya s 2008 goda, kogda gruppa predstavila Organizatsii Ob"yedinennykh Natsiy s pervogo proyekta s dokladom « Asteroid opasnost': dlya global'nykh otvetnykh mer" - uluchshitsya osvedomlennosti obshchestvennosti o ugrozakh pod rukoy , a takzhe pooshchryat' politiku dlya razrabotki planov i naznachit' rukovoditeley dlya bor'by s ugrozami v ustanovlennyye sroki.

Vzryvgruzovika razmera asteroida nad Chelyabinskom, Rossiya , v fevrale etogo goda , kotoryy zadul okna po vsemu gorodu i raneno boleye 1000 chelovek - pomog privlech' vnimaniye obshchestvennosti k tomu, chto uchastniki diskussii opisat' kakchasto zabyvayut i nedootsenennyye ugrozy planety.

"Eto deystvitel'no imelo znacheniye v politiku , ponimaya, chto eto ne prostonauchno-fantasticheskoy kontseptsii , ili to, chto budet proiskhodit' v 100 ili 500 let v budushchem , " Tomas Dzhons , byvshiy astronavt NASA i starshiy nauchnyy sotrudnikinstituta Floridy cheloveka i mashiny Poznaniye, skazal na press-konferentsii . " Tot fakt, chto eto proizoshlo pryamo seychas, ya dumayu , nasil'stvennyyereal'nosti".

Rekomendatsii, kotoryye gruppa predstavila v OON na etoy nedele predostavit' kratkuyu informatsiyu o tom, chto pravitel'stvo , v konechnom schete realizovat' v sluchaye vozniknoveniya chrezvychaynoy situatsii . Odnako detali etikh rekomendatsiy vse yeshche nakhodyatsya v rabote, Shveykart skazal.

No importa qué religión Usted defiende o actúa fanático , lo hace sin importar si usted es lo suficientemente valiente como para morir por su país o de nuevo por su religión. Todos tenemos un enemigo "asteroides " comunes ...... ( Alexander )

Por Por Laura Poppick , Redactora
NUEVA YORK - Miembros de las Naciones Unidas se reunió con destacados astronautas y cosmonautas esta semana en Nueva York para comenzar a implementar el plan de contingencia internacional por primera vez para la defensa de la Tierra contra impactos de asteroides catastróficos .

Seis de los viajeros espaciales que participan en estas discusiones de la ONU discutió el esfuerzo de defensa contra asteroides Viernes (25 de octubre) , en una conferencia de prensa ofrecida por el astrofísico Neil deGrasse Tyson en el Museo Americano de Historia Natural. Su objetivo: llevar a casa las amenazas muy reales - que planteaban los objetos cercanos a la Tierra ( NEOs ) , o asteroides que viajan dentro del radio de la órbita de la Tierra con el sol. Se puede ver un video de la discusión defensa contra asteroides aquí .

Los científicos estiman que hay aproximadamente 1 millón de asteroides cercanos a la Tierra que podrían representar una amenaza para el planeta , pero sólo una pequeña parte de estos han sido detectados por los telescopios . Hay alrededor de 100 veces más asteroides que acechan en el espacio que nunca han sido localizados , dijo Edward Lu , ex astronauta de la NASA y co -fundador de la Fundación sin fines de lucro que aboga B612 estrategias de defensa de asteroides . "Nuestro reto es encontrar estos asteroides primero , antes de que nos encuentren ", dijo Lu. [ Fotos: Asteroides Potencialmente Peligrosos Up Close]

Para ayudar a lograr este objetivo , Lu co -fundó una organización llamada la Fundación B612 en 2002. En la actualidad, el grupo está desarrollando un telescopio espacial infrarrojo construcción privada - llamado el telescopio espacial Sentinel - con el único propósito de localizar asteroides amenazantes. La fundación espera lanzar el telescopio en 2018.

Ver la galería . "Esfuerzo Global necesarias para defender la Tierra de asteroides , ...
Ilustración de un artista de un enorme impacto asteroide en la tierra . Algunos organismos unicelulares pueden ser ...
El telescopio Sentinel ayudará a las agencias espaciales identifican amenazando objetos cercanos a la Tierra años antes de que lleguen a la Tierra, proporcionando a los gobiernos y los organismos espaciales con el tiempo suficiente para tomar medidas, Lu y sus colegas . Tal acción implicaría el despliegue de una nave espacial - o múltiples naves espaciales , dependiendo del tamaño de la roca espacial - hacia el asteroide con el fin de golpear fuera de su curso .

La tecnología y los fondos para desviar un asteroide de esta manera ya existen , el Grupo Especial explicó , pero la Asociación de Exploradores del Espacio , un grupo que incluye a los astronautas en activo y jubilados , decidieron involucrar a las Naciones Unidas en la toma de decisiones esfuerzos para evitar sesgo nacional acción en el caso de una emergencia .

"La pregunta es , ¿qué manera usted se mueve [ el asteroide ] ? " ex astronauta de la NASA y B612 co -fundador Russell Schweickart dijo en la conferencia de prensa . " Si algo va mal en el medio de la desviación, que ahora han causado estragos en alguna otra nación que no estaba en riesgo . Y , por lo tanto , la decisión de qué hacer , cómo hacerlo y qué sistemas utilizar tienen que ser coordinadas a nivel internacional. es por eso que tomamos esto a las Naciones Unidas " .

El grupo espera que las conversaciones con las Naciones Unidas esta semana, que se extienden a partir de las discusiones que se remonta a 2008 , cuando el panel presentará a las Naciones Unidas con el primer borrador de un informe titulado "Amenazas de asteroides : llamamiento a la respuesta global " - mejorarán la conciencia pública sobre las amenazas a la mano, y alentar a las autoridades a desarrollar planes y nombrar a los líderes para hacer frente a las amenazas en tiempo y forma.

La explosión de un asteroide camión de tamaño más de Chelyabinsk , Rusia, en febrero pasado , que rompió las ventanas en toda la ciudad y heridas a más de 1.000 personas contribuyeron a llamar la atención del público a lo que los panelistas describieron como la amenaza a menudo se pasa por alto y subestimado a el planeta .

" Se hizo una diferencia en las políticas dando cuenta de que esto no es sólo un concepto de ciencia - ficción, o algo que va a ocurrir en 100 o 500 años en el futuro, " Thomas Jones, ex astronauta de la NASA y científico investigador en el Instituto de Florida de Cognición humana y de máquina, dijo a en la conferencia de prensa. "El hecho de que haya sucedido en este momento , creo que , aplicado a la realidad . "

Las recomendaciones que el grupo presentó a las Naciones Unidas esta semana proporcione un resumen de lo que los gobiernos en última instancia, poner en práctica en caso de una emergencia . Sin embargo , los detalles de estas recomendaciones se encuentran todavía en las obras , dijo Schweickart 

Double Spanish: Aron Nimzowitsch vs Savielly Tartakower -Carlsbad 1911

Psychologists Epstein and Skinner:"behavioristic" interpretation of cognitive phenomena

Uploaded on Sep 28, 2010
Psychologists Epstein and Skinner in a classic classroom film originally released in 1982 and dubbed "best film of the year" by the American Psychological Association. In sometimes stunning footage, the film shows that pigeons, with the right training, can behave in ways that appear to demonstrate advanced human phenomena: self-awareness, insight, problem solving, imitation, symbolic communication, and even the use of a memorandum. The film defends a "behavioristic" interpretation of cognitive phenomena. For more information, visit For technical information about the research, see Dr. Epstein's book, Cognition, Creativity, and Behavior: Selected Essays or individual scientific papers available at his website.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Saturn's hexagon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Saturn's hexagon is a persisting hexagonal cloud pattern around the north pole of Saturn, located at about 78°N.[1][2] The sides of the hexagon are about 13,800 km (8,600 mi) long, which is longer than the Earth's diameter.[3] It rotates with a period of 10h 39m 24s, the same period as Saturn's radio emissions from its interior.[4] However, the hexagon does not shift in longitude like other clouds in the visible atmosphere.[5]
Saturn's south pole does not have a hexagon, according to Hubble observations.[6] But it does have a vortex, and there is also a vortex inside the northern hexagon.
Saturn's polar hexagon discovery was made by the Voyager mission, and it was revisited since 2006 by the Cassini mission.[7] Cassini was only able to take thermal infrared images of the hexagon, until it started to become visible by light in January of 2009

Monday, October 21, 2013

Tonight on Coast to Coast:Uri Geller's Secret Life:

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Weekend Edition  Oct. 21, 2013   Insider Audio
Uri Geller's Secret Life:

Joining George Knapp for the entire 4-hour show on Sunday night, Uri Geller, one of the 

 most celebrated and investigated paranormalists, discussed how his proven powers led 
him to
 be given a succession of highly classified espionage roles, known only at the highest levels 
the intelligence community. As early as five years old, he discovered he had the ability to bend 
spoons in his hand,
 and could perform telekinetic tricks like moving the clock ahead at school to get out early.
 an Israeli, said he first met a Mossad agent around the age of 12, and demonstrated his ESP
 mind reading techniques, and began doing work for them, eventually going on to meet such
as Moshe Dayan and Golda Meir.

In the early 1970s, the esteemed parapsychological researcher, medical inventor and author, 

Dr. Andrija Puharich conducted tests and experiments on Geller, who had been performing at
 nightclubs in Tel Aviv. Under hypnosis, Geller revealed information about extraterrestrial 
in nature, and there were strange, unexplained metallic-sounding voices on Puharich's tape
 recording of the session. Around this time, Geller also came to the Stanford Research
for secret CIA testing
 of his skills. As described in this film excerpt, scientists said that Geller was able to
detect objects, change the weight of a piece of metal, and accurately sketch drawings
 that were 
hidden from his view.

On one of his missions, Geller said he had a secret meeting with Ambassador Max 

and was tasked with telepathically bombarding the mind of a Russian negotiator in
 Geneva so that
 he would sign a nuclear arms reduction treaty. Geller also conducted two experiments 
on the
 air-- one involved fixing broken watches and time pieces, and afterward, a number of 
emailed in to say that their old time pieces were suddenly working again. In his second
 he made a drawing, and sent out a mental image of it to listeners, inviting them to 
recreate it. 
People may email George Knapp a photo of their drawing, which will be compared to 
Geller's, and
 the results will be announced next Sunday.

Uri Geller (b. 1946)
Uri Geller is an international star in the paranormal circuit and is most famous for his claim to be able to bend spoons and keys with the power of his mind.

Profile Name
Uri Geller ( Hebrew: אורי גלר‎)
Psychic, Entertainer, Mystifier, Lecturer
Place of Birth
Tel Aviv, Israel
6' 1"
Geller possesses the apparent uncanny ability of psychokinesis - the movement of matter, and telepathy; the ability to receive someone's thought pattern and transmit images in a similar manner.
His signature effect is the bending and contorting of spoons and various silverware.
Interesting Fact
The name "Uri" is derived from the Hebrew words meaning "My Light." 


Uri Geller was born in Tel Aviv, Israel on December 20, 1946.
His parents were of Hungarian and Austrian descent, and he is distantly related on his mother's side to Sigmund Freud.
At the age of four he had a mysterious encounter with a sphere of light while in a garden near his house.
A retired Israeli air force officer, who was an eyewitness to this encounter, validated this mystifying event decades later.

He first became aware of his unusual powers when he was five. One day, during a meal, his spoon curled up in his hand and broke, although he had applied no physical pressure to it.

His parents were somewhat shocked and Uri did not mention the incident to anyone else at that time. He developed these powers in school by demonstrating them to pupils. His mother thought he inherited them from Sigmund Freud.

When he was eleven, he went to live in Nicosia, Cyprus where he attended a Catholic high school, The Terra Santa College and learned English.
He then returned to Israel, served as a paratrooper in the Israeli army and fought in the Six-Day War of 1967 during which he was wounded in action.

From 1968 to 1969 Uri worked as a model, being photographed for many different ad campaigns; during that time, he began to perform for small audiences as a nightclub entertainer, becoming well-known in Israel.
In 1969 he began to demonstrate his powers of telepathy and psychokinesis to small audiences. By the end of 1971, he was a household name throughout Israel, thanks to his numerous stage appearances.

Uri has been studied by the world's leading scientists, including a few who worked with Albert Einstein.
The world's most prestigious scientific magazine, Nature, published a paper on Uri's work at the Stanford Research Institute in the U.S.A - a unique endorsement, and an irrefutable proof that his skills are genuine.
His work with the FBI and the CIA has ranged from using Mind Power to erase KGB computer files and track serial killers, to attending nuclear disarmament negotiations to bombard and influence the Russian chief negotiator with positive thought waves so that the Soviet delegation would sign the Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty.

Uri has lectured to the directors and CEOs of large multinational companies such as Henkel, the Prime Minister's Conference, Novartis, Mizuno, Sony, Rolls Royce, Hallmark and many more.

In 1995 a major motion picture inspired by Uri's life story titled MindBender was filmed in Israel directed by the legendary Ken Russell starring Oscar nominee Terrence Stamp. The film was distributed among others by Disney's Buena Vista.
He was also invited by PriceWaterhouseCoopers as a speaker to the 2004 World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, along with such dignitaries as Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney and Steve Forbes.
In 2006 Uri lectured to the heads of Reuters in Jerusalem and also to the heads of Google Europe. 

A vegetarian and fervent promoter of peace, Uri has used his intuitive abilities to successfully detect oil and precious metals, one of his successes in locating a huge offshore oil field for Mexico's national oil company PEMEX resulted in Uri getting a Mexican nationality as a token of appreciation and honour by Mexico's President Jose Lopez Portillo.

Uri Geller's artistic skills began during his early childhood. A 'pupil' of Salvador Dali, whom he knew well, Uri has exhibited his drawings, paintings and artworks in major galleries and museums in the USA, Europe, Japan and Israel.
His successful television series "The Successor," which premiered in Israel in early 2007 to historic record-breaking ratings, has now been launched worldwide. Screening in the United States on NBC prime time, under the title "Phenomenon," the show was co-hosted by illusionist Criss Angel.
In 2008 Uri created an amazing UFO TV event in Germany and more TV specials are planned for worldwide distribution.
Although he is not a Magician, Uri was very proud to accept  the David Berglas International Magic Award in London in 2008, for his services to the promotion of Magic. In 2010, he received in Los Angeles the prestigious Dunninger memorial award.

Uri Geller has a daughter and son, both in their mid-twenties; he is also the owner of two dogs and the author of fifteen best-sellers, including the novels Ella, currently in production to be made into a major Hollywood movie, and Dead Cold, which was listed as a contender for the Golden Dagger Award by The Times in the UK.
Throughout the years, Geller has been accused of using simple conjuring tricks to achieve the effects of psychokinesis and telepathy; Geller dispiutes that accusation.
His career as an entertainer has spanned almost four decades, with television shows and appearances in many countries.
Uri Geller used to call his abilities "psychic," but now prefers to refer to himself as a "mystifier" and entertainer.