Lifeboat News #165

#165

Lifeboat News

This issue published on 04/01/16. Copyright 2016 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Major Mouse Testing Program (MMTP)

The Lifeboat Foundation is now supporting the Major Mouse Testing Program (MMTP) at http://majormouse.org
 
This is an initiative intended to speed up testing and replication of promising potential treatments for aging in mice. Their latest task is to test a new class of compounds, Senolytics, on their ability to extend healthy lifespan by clearing out dysfunctional cells in the body.

Books

Read “Preparing for a World that Doesn’t Exist — Yet: Framing a Second Enlightenment to Create Communities of the Future” at http://amzn.to/1OeeTLr

Space Settlement Survey

Participate in a space settlement survey at https://sjsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_...NTfaVN5P

Blog

Magaly Santiago joins our blog team with the post “Exploding Cancer Cells” at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/04/explod...er-cells
 
Recent interesting blog posts include:
 
“8.8 billion habitable Earth-size planets exist in Milky Way alone” by Shailesh Prasad at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/05/8-8-bi...ay-alone
 
“Bringing The Dead Back To Life — Reanima Project / Bioquark Inc. Media Coverage” by Ira S. Pastor at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/05/bringi...coverage
 
“Crowdfunding the Cure for Aging | Life Extension Research, LifespanIO, and You” by Steve Hill at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/05/crowdf...-and-you
 
“The existence of massive particles of light could finally explain dark energy” by Andreas Matt at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/05/the-ex...k-energy
 
“Faint blue galaxy could possess Big Bang clues” by Sean Brazell at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/05/faint-...ng-clues
 
“Fighting Developing World Disease With AI, Robotics, and Biotech” by Klaus Baldauf at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/05/fighti...-biotech
 
“Google a step closer to developing machines with human-like intelligence” by Shailesh Prasad at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/05/google...lligence
 
“Half the Web’s traffic comes from bots, and that’s costing you more than you think” by Karen Hurst at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/05/half-t...ou-think
 
“Head transplant ops ‘will work’, say experts… but the side effects could be the worst form of insanity ever experienced by a human” by Dan Kummer at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/05/head-t...-a-human
 
“HRL receives DARPA award to STAMP learning into the brain with accelerated learning from low current brain stimulation” by Dan Kummer at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/05/hrl-re...mulation
 
“IARPA Releases Its Shopping List For Spy Technology” by Karen Hurst at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/05/iarpa-...chnology
 
“Mind-controlled car unveiled in China” by Odette Gregory at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/05/mind-c...elegraph
 
“MMTP — Major Mouse Testing Program — Interview with Brian Kennedy” by Steve Hill at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/05/mmtp-m...-kennedy
 
“NASA satellites find trigger for magnetic explosions near Earth for first time” by Sean Brazell at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/05/nasa-s...rst-time
 
“Newly discovered microbe does something textbooks say is impossible: it lives without mitochondria” by Magaly Santiago at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/05/newly-...chondria
 
“Pentagon Turns to Silicon Valley for Edge in Artificial Intelligence” by Odette Gregory at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/05/pentag...rk-times
 
“The Personal Factory Is Here — and It Will Bring a Wild New Era of Invention” by Klaus Baldauf at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/05/the-pe...nvention
 
“Physics Experiments Take Images ‘Back in Time’ by Andreas Matt at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/05/physic...-in-time
 
“Recommendation Engines Yielding Stronger Predictions into Our Wants and Needs” by Dan Faggella at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/05/recomm...nd-needs
 
“Scientific Research Needs a Trustless Blockchain Architecture to Be Trusted” by Karen Hurst at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/05/scient...-trusted
 
“Scientists Hold Secret Meeting to Consider Creating a Synthetic Human Genome” by Aleksandar Vukovic at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/05/scient...n-genome
 
“This electric jet can take off vertically but drives like a car” by Shailesh Prasad at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/05/this-e...ke-a-car
 
“This ‘nanocavity’ may improve ultrathin solar panels, video cameras and more” by Karen Hurst at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/05/this-n...and-more
 
“Thought-reading headset lets users speak their mind” by Magaly Santiago at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/05/though...eir-mind
 
“We’re Closer Than Ever to Bringing the Dead Back to Life” by Shailesh Prasad at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/05/were-c...-to-life
 
“Wormholes could be the key to beating the Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, say physicists” by Andreas Matt at http://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/05/wormho...ysicists

Growing Membership

Recent donations/pledges we have received since our last newsletter:
 
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