WorldFuture 2011: Improved Lineup
WorldFuture 2011: Moving from Vision to Action will be held July 8–10,
2011 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel in Vancouver, Canada. We have improved our lineup to include Michael Anissimov, Lawrence
Baines, Marcus Barber, Peter Bishop, Joseph F. Coates, José Luis
Cordeiro, Aubrey de Grey, Jay E. Gary, Jerome C. Glenn, Linda MacDonald
Glenn, Linda Groff, William E. Halal, Kenneth Harris, Rodney Hill,
Barbara Marx Hubbard, John Jackson, Jim Kadtke, Ted M. Kahn, Richard
Lamb, Bud Levin, Tom Lombardo, Victoria McGrath, Ramez Naam, Ruben
Nelson, Leslie Schneider, Rick Smyre, Dave Stein, and Cindy Frewen
Learn more at http://www.wfs.org/content/worldfuture-2011
iLabs Singularity Summit 2011 Talks
Watch talks from the iLabs Singularity Summit 2011 at http://www.singularitysummit.it/liveEN.asp This summit was run by our Antonella Canonico and Gabriele Rossi.
Second International Green Computing Conference
The Second International Green Computing Conference (IGCC’11) will be
held at Orlando, Florida, USA, (the Holiday Inn at Disney World) July
25–28. Our Ishfaq Ahmad is General Co-Chair.
The Second International Green Computing Conference, technically cosponsored by IEEE, addresses key issues and topics related to energy efficiency in computing and promoting environmentally friendly computer technologies and systems. The conference provides a forum for discussing, sharing and investigating the state-of-the-art for all aspects of green computing, which include energy-efficient use of computers, design of algorithms and systems for environmentally-friendly computer technologies, and a wide range of related topics.
Learn more at http://www.green-conf.org/
Popular Science Feature
Read the Popular Science feature (that features the Lifeboat Foundation) “After Earth: Why, Where, How, and When We Might Leave Our Home Planet” at http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2...e-planet
Sky at Night Interview
Read Sky at Night’s interview with our Garry Hunt at http://lifeboat.com/ex/bios.garry.e.hunt
19 Near-Earth Asteroids Discovered in One Night
The Pan-STARRS PS1 telescope establishes near-Earth asteroid discovery
record. This advanced telescope at Haleakala, Maui, discovered 19
near-Earth asteroids on the night of January 29, the most asteroids
discovered by one telescope on a single night. “This record number of
discoveries shows that PS1 is the world’s most powerful telescope for
this kind of study,” said our Nick Kaiser, head of the Pan-STARRS
Learn more at http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/press-re...teroids/
Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction
Read “Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction: Is It Almost Here? Steep decline of
many animal species warns that Earth is on the brink” at
WORLD’S SMALLEST COMPUTER WATCHES YOU — FROM WITHIN
Read “World’s smallest computer watches you — from within: First millimeter-scale computer has processor, memory, battery, solar cell, and radio” at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41722559/ns...gadgets/
Kemal Akman joins our blog team with his post “Security and Complexity Issues Implicated in Strong Artificial Intelligence, an Introduction” at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2011/02/securi...oduction
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