Lifeboat News #167

#167

Lifeboat News

This issue published on 06/01/16. Copyright 2016 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

MacArthur $100 Million Grant

The MacArthur Foundation, the one that awards genius grants, has a new initiative. Every three years they intend to award a $100,000,000 grant to either a not-for-profit or a profit-making organization to fund a single proposal that promises “real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time”, and that promises “a feasible, meaningful, and long-lasting solution.”
 
We invite members to propose projects to be implemented through Lifeboat. We also invite members to apply for project committees.
 
We will need to scramble to assemble teams by two deadlines. Registrations with MacArthur are due September 2 by 11 am Central time. Applications are due October 3 by 11 am Central time. DO NOT REGISTER A LIFEBOAT PROPOSAL WITH MACARTHUR UNTIL MEETING OUR CRITERIA AND RECEIVING AN OFFICIAL OKAY.
 
Send proposals to [email protected] with the subject “MacArthur Proposal”.
 
The MacArthur initiative is described at https://www.100andchange.org
 
Learn more at https://lifeboat.com/ex/macarthur

Papers

Read the paper “Orbital Space Settlement Radiation Shielding” at http://space.alglobus.net/papers/Radiat...aper.pdf

Blog

Our blog has passed 10,000 educational posts!
 
Recent interesting blog posts include:
 
“Chemists create vitamin-driven battery” by Karen Hurst at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/08/chemi...-battery
 
“Crowdfunding Progress Towards a Universal Therapy for All Cancers: an Interview with SENS Research Foundation Scientist Haroldo Silva” by Steve Hill at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/08/crowd...do-silva
 
“E-government a powerful tool to implement global sustainability goals, UN survey finds” by Odette Gregory at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/08/e-gov...s-centre
 
“Effective Therapies to Extend Healthy Life May Well be Widely Available for a Decade or More in Advance of Definitive Proof” by Montie Adkins at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/08/effec...ve-proof
 
“Elon Musk’s OpenAI is turning warehouse bots into home helpers” by Klaus Baldauf at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/08/elon-...-helpers
 
“Elusive neutrinos and hypothetical ‘dark sector’ particles could hold answers to cosmic mysteries” by Andreas Matt at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/08/elusi...ysteries
 
“Facts About the Secret Laser Weapons Systems Russia is Developing” by Karen Hurst at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/08/facts...veloping
 
“FOREVER Identity: create your eternity” by Klaus Baldauf at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/08/forev...eternity
 
“Function and Reduces Age-Related Loss of Tissue Elasticity” by Steve Hill at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/08/remov...asticity
 
“Google is Developing ‘Bioelectronic Medicines’ to Try And Cure Chronic Illnesses” by Shailesh Prasad at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/08/googl...llnesses
 
“Google Quantum Computing Breakthrough” by Andreas Matt at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/08/googl...kthrough
 
“Hackers could get inside your brain, warns experts” by Karen Hurst at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/08/hacke...-experts
 
“How Scientists Plan to Grow Cities Out of Living Organisms” by Sean Brazell at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/08/how-s...rganisms
 
“I stopped by the NYC office today and chatted with veteran science writer John Horgan live on their Facebook page about transhumanism and my campaign” by Zoltan Istvan at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/08/i-sto...campaign
 
“Liquid Fire Ants” by Bryan Gatton at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/08/liquid-fire-ants
 
“Navigating in deep space: The recipe to make Interstellar travel a reality” by Klaus Baldauf at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/08/navig...-reality
 
“New Disney Technology Takes 3D-Printing Up A Notch” by Lily Graca at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/08/new-d...-a-notch
 
“New microfluidic chip replicates muscle-nerve connection” by Shailesh Prasad at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/08/new-m...nnection
 
“OpenBCI and the Future of EEG Technology” by Dan Faggella at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/08/openb...chnology
 
“Plastic brick houses” by Lily Graca at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/08/plast...k-houses
 
“Programmable ions set the stage for general-purpose quantum computers” by Andreas Matt at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/08/progr...omputers
 
“Russia’s Nerekhta-2 Combat Robot to Be Presented in 2016” by Dan Kummer at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/08/russi...-in-2016
 
“Scientists are one step closer to understanding nuclear fusion power” by Sean Brazell at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/08/scien...on-power
 
“This startup uses machine learning and satellite imagery to predict crop yields” by Odette Gregory at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/08/this-...he-verge
 
“US Government gives go-ahead to research to grow part-animal part-human organs for transplants” by Karen Hurst at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/08/us-go...nsplants
 
“Welcome to DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge” by Roman Mednitzer at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/08/welco...hallenge
 
“World’s first human head transplant patient awaiting new information” by Dan Kummer at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2016/08/world...ormation

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Our Join Us page at https://lifeboat.com/ex/join.us now allows you to pay for your membership anywhere from monthly to every ten years.