Lifeboat News #175

#175

Lifeboat News

This issue published on 02/01/17. Copyright 2017 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Books

Learn about “Conversations with the Future: 21 Visions for the 21st Century” at http://amzn.to/2ml0KU8

Digitalisation for a Sustainable Society: Updated!

IS4SI 2017: Digitalisation for a Sustainable Society: Embodied, Embedded, Networked, Empowered through Information, Computation & Cognition! will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden on June 12–16, 2017.
 
Our Jens Allwood, Jared Bielby, Piotr Boltuc, Joseph E. Brenner, Mark Burgin, Mark Carrigan, José María Díaz Nafría, Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic, Raffaela Giovagnoli, Olle Häggström, Francis Heylighen, Marios Kyriazis, Cadell Last, Robert Lowe, Gerald Midgley, Marcin Milkowski, Kazé A. Onguene, Guillermo Rodriguez-Navas, Jordi Vallverdú, Clément Vidal, David Weinbaum (Weaver), and Hector Zenil will be speaking/participating.
 
Learn more at http://is4si-2017.org

Surge of Support

The Lifeboat Foundation has received a growing surge of support during the past year and now has 1,081 donors. You can support us by joining as a member at https://lifeboat.com/ex/join.us or by donating at https://lifeboat.com/ex/donate.

Social Media

Our social media is getting more active. Check out our Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/lifeboathq and our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/lifeboatfoundation

Blog

Brett Gallie II joins our blog team with the post “Bigelow Aerospace offers plan for an expandable space station orbiting the moon by 2020” at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/bigel...-by-2020
 
Nancie Hunter joins our blog team with the post “Growing tissue grafts on humanoid robots: A future strategy in regenerative medicine?” at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/growi...medicine
 
Jimmé Peters joins our blog team with the post “Perspectives on AI by Calisa Cole” at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/persp...isa-cole
 
Vjekoslav Radišic joins our blog team with the post “Apis Cor 3D Prints a Fully Livable House” at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/apis-...le-house
 
Germen Roding joins our blog team with the post “Want more crop variety? Researchers propose using CRISPR to accelerate plant domestication” at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/want-...tication
 
Alexander Rodionov joins our blog team with the post “Eternal Youth Is the Next Big Bet for Singapore Venture Capitalist” at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/etern...pitalist
 
Saúl Morales Rodriguéz joins our blog team with the post “NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab created these super-strong grippers” at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/02/nasas...grippers
 
Recent interesting blog posts include:
 
“An AI Completed 360,000 Hours of Finance Work in Just Seconds” by Alireza Mokri at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/an-ai...-seconds
 
“Artificial intelligence given priority development status” by Derick Lee at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/artif...t-status
 
“The boom is here: U.S. solar experiences record-smashing year” by Odette Gregory at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/the-b...progress
 
“Burger-flipping robot replaces humans on first day at work” by Dan Kummer at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/burge...-at-work
 
“China Developing Advanced Spaceship That Can Land on the Moon” by Dan Kummer at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/china...the-moon
 
“Denmark, Germany, Netherlands want to create ‘artificial power island’” by Klaus Baldauf at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/denma...r-island
 
“Driver-optional cars: Once-reluctant California opens a road” by Dan Kummer at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/drive...s-a-road
 
“First hint of how DNA calculators could supercharge computing” by Shailesh Prasad at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/first...omputing
 
“The future of AI is neuromorphic. Meet the scientists building digital ‘brains’ for your phone” by Alireza Mokri at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/the-f...ur-phone
 
“Google’s new machine learning API recognizes objects in videos” by Alireza Mokri at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/googl...n-videos
 
“Hacking the Human Brain — New Tech Could Make It a Reality” by Shane Hinshaw at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/hacki...-reality
 
“It’s Official: Time Crystals Are a New State of Matter, and Now We Can Create Them” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/its-o...ate-them
 
“Life and death: When the end arrives, should we upgrade or shut down?” by Zoltan Istvan at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/life-...hut-down
 
“Liquid Light: Scientists Unite Light and Electricity to Make Electronics Smaller and Faster” by Andreas Matt at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/liqui...d-faster
 
“Marine Receives Double Arm Transplant” by Shailesh Prasad at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/marin...ansplant
 
“Massive commercial space push and a variety of new robotic capabilities could self supporting and rapidly growing space economy” by Klaus Baldauf at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/massi...-economy
 
“Meet the automated triage nurse of the future” by Nancie Hunter at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/meet-...e-future
 
“Pan, moon of Saturn, looks like a cosmic ravioli (or maybe a walnut)” by Aleksandar Vukovic at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/pan-m...a-walnut
 
“Quantum Microscope Spies on Chemical Reactions in Real Time” by Bruno Henrique de Souza at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/quant...eal-time
 
“Recycling Space Junk for a LunarBase” by Brett Gallie II at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/recyc...unarbase
 
“Scientists May Have Solved the Biggest Mystery of the Big Bang” by Andreas Matt at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/scien...big-bang
 
“Supermassive Black Holes might Be Hiding Entire Universes Inside” by Andreas Matt at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/super...s-inside
 
“Tesla Completes Hawaii Storage Project That Sells Solar at Night” by Odette Gregory at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/tesla...loomberg
 
“This MIT robot reads your mind to know when it screws up” by Alireza Mokri at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/this-...crews-up
 
“This never-before-seen extra from White Rabbit Project is from the afternoon I spent with actual cyborg Angel Giuffria” by Albert Sanchez at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/this-...giuffria
 
“This super-fast 3D printer is powered by holograms” by Nancie Hunter at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/this-...olograms
 
“Ukrainian designers unveils concept of military transformer flying vehicle” by Klaus Baldauf at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/03/ukrai...-vehicle

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