Lifeboat News #164

#164

Lifeboat News

This issue published on 03/01/16. Copyright 2016 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Locus Awards

Our own science fiction anthology “Visions of the Future” is eligible as a write-in in the BEST ANTHOLOGY category for the Locus Awards.
 
Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/groups/lifeboa...62148455

Lifeboat Foundation Introduction Video

We have an updated Lifeboat Foundation Introduction Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWvmMfJugac
 
We are currently discussing it at https://www.facebook.com/groups/lifeboa...17428455

Real-Time Delphi Survey

Participate in the real-time Delphi survey “If Humans Were Free – 2050 – The Self-Actualizing Economy” at http://millennium-project.org/millenniu...tion.pdf

Blog

Tatiana Moroz joins our blog team with the post “Bitcoin 101: What is it and why is everyone talking about it?” at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/03/bitcoi...about-it
 
Recent interesting blog posts include:
 
“All you need is $100,000 and 22 hours to get your own robotic hexapod” by Sean Brazell at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/04/all-yo...-hexapod
 
“A quadriplegic man is now able to play Guitar Hero, swipe a credit card and pour liquid into a glass with his own hand” by Sean Brazell at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/04/a-quad...own-hand
 
“Berkeley Lab captures first high-res 3D images of DNA segments” by Odette Gregory at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/04/berkel...rzweilai
 
“Carbyne: Scientists create ‘holy grail’ strongest material in the world that’s tougher than graphene” by Sean Brazell at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/04/carbyn...graphene
 
“The Church of Perpetual Life Wants to End Deathism” by Zoltan Istvan at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/04/the-ch...deathism
 
“Genetic Superheroes Walk Among Us, But Shhh! No One Can Tell ‘Em” by Dan Kummer at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/04/geneti...-tell-em
 
“How the brain produces consciousness in ‘time slices’” by Karen Hurst at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/04/how-th...e-slices
 
“How We’ll Finally Wind Up Testing Quantum Gravity” by Andreas Matt at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/04/how-we...-gravity
 
“Nanotubes assemble! Rice introduces Teslaphoresis” by Shailesh Prasad at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/04/nanotu...phoresis
 
“NASA funds Direct Drive Fusion Propulsion” by Andreas Matt at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/04/nasa-f...opulsion
 
“New Device Can Ease Chronic Pain Without Drugs, Thanks to Brain Stimulation” by Shailesh Prasad at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/04/new-de...mulation
 
“The Next Frontier For Ambitious Entrepreneurs: Space” by Klaus Baldauf at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/04/the-ne...rs-space
 
“Quantum techniques to enhance solar cell efficiency” by Karen Hurst at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/04/quantu...ficiency
 
“Researchers at New York University are looking 25 years ahead to predict the role artificial intelligence will play in living, learning and research” by Aleksandar Vukovic at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/04/resear...research
 
“Silicon Valley’s zero-gravity space startup boom” by Klaus Baldauf at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/04/silico...tup-boom
 
“Someone’s made an actual, working hoverboard” by Shailesh Prasad at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/04/someon...verboard
 
“That supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way? It might be weirder than you think” by Andreas Matt at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/04/backre...ilky-way
 
“They Built the Single-Atom Engine And It Actually Works” by Shailesh Prasad at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/04/they-b...ly-works
 
“This study 40 years ago could have reshaped the American diet. But it was never fully published” by Amnon H. Eden at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/04/this-s...ublished
 
“Why Pessimistic Predictions For Future of AI May be More Hype than High Tech” by Dan Faggella at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/04/why-pe...igh-tech

Growing Membership

Recent donations/pledges we have received since our last newsletter:
 
Donald Maclean: $1,000, Maciamo Hay: $120, Michael Dickey: $85, Sergio M.L. Tarrero: $85, Philippe Van Nedervelde: $85, Kenneth P. Weiss: $85, Aaron Mayzes: $55, Bob Joy: $30, Venita Davis: $25, Nicholas MacDonald: $25, Matthew L. McGuirl: $25, Brent L. Reitze: $25, Anonymous: $20.15 (including 0.0242494 bitcoins), Rebecca R. Cooper: $10, Taurus Londono: $10, Alexander Macrae: $10, Philip Morehead: $10, Roland Schiefer: $10, Peter Smafield: $10, Joel D. Ticknor: $10, Best Sub-Ohm Vape Tanks: $5, DIAP Media: $5, Searchbounce Online Marketing: $2, Barrett, Fasig & Brooks: $1, Sandra Bonfiglio, P.A. – $1, Charlip Law Group – $1, Garrison Law: $1, Geyer & Fuxa & Tyler: $1, Gold IRA Company: $1, Joyce A. Julian, P.A.: $1, Law Office of Julia Kelafinos: $1, Larsen & Rico: $1, Law Offices of Gale H. Moore: $1, and Salazar & Kelly: $1.
 
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