Lifeboat News #179


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 06/01/17. Copyright 2017 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Charlie Gard

The parents of Charlie Gard don't want their baby to die. They raised the funds to save him but the UK government won't allow the treatment.
Lifeboat Foundation always supports those who wish to try the latest medical treatments (or any other cutting-edge tech).
Learn what you can do to save Charlie Gard's life at

The Association of Professional Futurists

The Association of Professional Futurists is having its North American Gathering in beautiful Seattle Washington, July 27-29. They will be discussing "The Future of Global Health".
Learn more at

Google and Microsoft Support

The Lifeboat Foundation thanks Google and Microsoft for their donation of computing time.
The first thing we have done with this donation is generate the Zcash vanity address of t1LifeboatfkjDqAWdW4nCaSj2NaJSr1X3E.
Our Zcash holdings are already worth six figures and we expect to be able to fund a lot of important research once our endowment fund gets a bit larger.

Blake Crouch

Blake Crouch joins our Futurists Board. Blake's international-bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy was adapted into a television series for FOX, executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan, and was Summer 2015's #1 show.
Learn more at

Mike Resnick

Mike Resnick joins our Futurists Board. Mike is the all-time leading award winner, living or dead, for short fiction. He has won 5 Hugos (from a record 37 nominations), a Nebula, and other major awards in the USA, France, Japan, Spain, Catalonia, Croatia, and Poland.
Learn more at


Andreas M. Hein joins our blog team with the post "Our recent space art discovery: 'Expanding to New Horizons'" by Alexandra Hodgson at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
"10 Amazing Things Scientists Just Did with CRISPR" by Shailesh Prasad at
"3D printers start to build factories of the future" by Derick Lee at
"A Black Hole Engine to Power a Starship" by Klaus Baldauf at
"Amazon's Alexa has gained 14,000 skills in the last year (AMZN)" by Dan Kummer at
"A Plasma Rocket Engine May Get Us To Mars In 40 Days (Elon Musk, Are You Listening?)" by Klaus Baldauf at
"Artificial Intelligence Will Make Forging Anything Entirely Too Easy" by Aleksandar Vukovic at
"BioViva at Journey to 100" by Montie Adkins at
"Breakthrough high temperature ceramic for hypersonic vehicles and more" by Klaus Baldauf at
"Could a Robot Be President?" by Zoltan Istvan at
"Demand for Space Travel Is Out of This World" by Brett Gallie II at
"The future of work: will humans remain employed in an era of AI and robotics?" by Alexandra Whittington at
"Harvard Researchers Succeed in Creating Telepathic Gateway Between Human and Rat Brain" by Carse Peel at
"LHC double heavy particle to shine light on strong force" by Aleksander Vukovic at
"Multitasking robot arms" by Shane Hinshaw at
"NASA will use artificial intelligence for planetary defense" by Brett Gallie II at
"Natural Disaster: 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Montana, Raising Supervolcano Concerns" by Sean Brazell at
"Plasma rocket engine breakthrough as researchers solve key issue" by Carse Peel at
"Radioactive Diamond Batteries: Making Good Use Of Nuclear Waste" by Dan Kummer at
"Rejuvenation is good for your loved ones" by Nicola BagalÓ at
"Researchers create temperature sensor that runs on almost no power" by Shailesh Prasad at
"Revita Life Sciences Continues to Advance Multi-Modality Protocol in Attempt to Revive Brain Dead Subjects" by Ira S. Pastor at
"Scientists are questioning the idea that the human lifespan has a limit" by Sean Brazell at
"Scientists Assert They Will Soon be Able to Edit Human Memories" by Shane Hinshaw at
"Study finds hackers could use brainwaves to steal passwords" by Shailesh Prasad at
"This former Google[X] exec is building a high-tech hat that she says will make telepathy possible in 8 years" by Carse Peel at
"This is the Closest Thing We Have to a Master Equation of the Universe" by Andreas Matt at
"Treating Diabetes" by Steve Hill at
"The world's first glasses-free holographic phone is coming, and it's not from Apple" by Shane Hinshaw at

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