Lifeboat News #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.
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Lifeboat Foundation Introduction Video

We have an updated Lifeboat Foundation Introduction Video at
We are currently discussing it at

Real-Time Delphi Survey

Participate in the real-time Delphi survey "If Humans Were Free - 2050 - The Self-Actualizing Economy" at


Tatiana Moroz joins our blog team with the post "Bitcoin 101: What is it and why is everyone talking about it?" at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
"All you need is $100,000 and 22 hours to get your own robotic hexapod" by Sean Brazell at
"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
"Berkeley Lab captures first high-res 3D images of DNA segments" by Odette Gregory at
"Carbyne: Scientists create 'holy grail' strongest material in the world that's tougher than graphene" by Sean Brazell at
"The Church of Perpetual Life Wants to End Deathism" by Zoltan Istvan at
"Genetic Superheroes Walk Among Us, But Shhh! No One Can Tell 'Em" by Dan Kummer at
"How the brain produces consciousness in 'time slices'" by Karen Hurst at
"How We'll Finally Wind Up Testing Quantum Gravity" by Andreas Matt at
"Nanotubes assemble! Rice introduces Teslaphoresis" by Shailesh Prasad at
"NASA funds Direct Drive Fusion Propulsion" by Andreas Matt at
"New Device Can Ease Chronic Pain Without Drugs, Thanks to Brain Stimulation" by Shailesh Prasad at
"The Next Frontier For Ambitious Entrepreneurs: Space" by Klaus Baldauf at
"Quantum techniques to enhance solar cell efficiency" by Karen Hurst at
"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
"Silicon Valley's zero-gravity space startup boom" by Klaus Baldauf at
"Someone's made an actual, working hoverboard" by Shailesh Prasad at
"That supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way? It might be weirder than you think" by Andreas Matt at
"They Built the Single-Atom Engine And It Actually Works" by Shailesh Prasad at
"This study 40 years ago could have reshaped the American diet. But it was never fully published" by Amnon H. Eden at
"Why Pessimistic Predictions For Future of AI May be More Hype than High Tech" by Dan Faggella at

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