Lifeboat News #182


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 09/01/17. Copyright 2017 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Berkeley Stanford China Forum

The Berkeley Stanford China Forum will be held Oct 7-8 and will be focused on tech innovation and entrepreneurship. Confirmed speakers include Michael Seibel (CEO of Y Combinator), Patrick Lee (Co-Founder of Rotten Tomatoes), and Xue Ding (Co-Founder and COO of Ofo).
Learn more at

100 Year Starship 2016-2017 Canopus Award

Finalists for the 100 Year Starship 2016-17 Canopus Award include our Buzz Aldrin, James Blodgett, and Allen Steele in multiple categories.
We'll have an update when we know the winners!


Watch "Cryonics: Fantasy or a Bridge to the Future?" at
Watch "Effective Altruism: How to Evaluate Hard-To-Measure Approaches" at
Watch "NanoMind: AI-Powered Nano Design" at


Read the paperback version of "The Telomerase Revolution: The Enzyme That Holds the Key to Human Aging and Will Lead to Longer, Healthier Lives" at This book was authored by our Michael Fossel.


Read "The Business of Anti-Aging Science" at


Brady Chambers joins our blog team with the post "Researchers Discover Key to Brain Aging" at
Paul Gonçalves joins our blog team with the post "Changes in the Nucleolus are a Possible Aging Biomarker" at
Amberley Levine joins our blog team with the post "Elon Musk's Neuralink Gets $27 Million to Merge Humans and Machines" at
Patrick Tucker joins our blog team with the post "Can the US Military Re-Invent the Microchip for the AI Era?" at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
"Amputee Makes History with APL’s Modular Prosthetic Limb" by Lily Graca at
"Bad News is Good News for Bitcoin Investors" by Philip Raymond at
"China Upgrading Milky Way 2 Supercomputer to 95 Petaflops" by Roman Mednitzer at
"Chinese robot dentist is first to fit implants in patient's mouth without any human involvement" by Derick Lee at
"DARPA funds Reaction Engines hypersonic precooler tests" by Klaus Baldauf at
"Dubai Stages First Public Test of Drone Taxis" by Dan Kummer at
"Dyson to make electric cars by 2020" by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
"Fathers pass on four times as many new genetic mutations as mothers — study" by Aleksandar Vukovic at
"Forget 'live fast, die young' — do the opposite instead" by Steve Hill at
"Four Ways We Can 'Swallow the Doctor'" by Brady Hartman at
"The Future the US Military is Constructing: a Giant, Armed Nervous System" by Patrick Tucker at
"Gene Therapy and Drug Combination Reverses MS in Mice" by Steve Hill at
"Genetically-modified wheat used to make coeliac-friendly bread" by Dan Kummer at
"German Party for Health Research: Together Against Age-related Diseases" by Elena Milova at
"Hospital Captures First Commercial Volta GPU Based DGX-1 Systems" by Roman Mednitzer at
"How do you grow bone in a lab? Good vibrations" by Nancie Hunter at
"Humanity will be lost" by Zoltan Istvan at
"Investors should wake up to Japan's robotic future" by Derick Lee at
"A Japanese doctor who studied longevity — and lived to 105 — reveals the key to living a long life" by Bryan Gatton at
"Maker of graphics cards to supply Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent with chips that run AI five times faster" by Derick Lee at
"Malicious code written into DNA infects the computer that reads it" by Klaus Baldauf at
"Modifying Neutrophil Behavior for Stroke Recovery" by Steve Hill at
"Mum begged doc to 'chip' daughter in case 'radical' dad takes her to Syria" by Zoltan Istvan at
"New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains" by Aleksandar Vukovic at
"New type of supercomputer could be based on 'magic dust' combination of light and matter" by Klaus Baldauf at
"Researchers Claim They Just Invented The 'Ultimate' Method for Quantum Computing" by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
"Robot farmers have successfully planted and harvested barley" by Dan Kummer at
"Russia and US will cooperate to build moon’s first space station" by Brett Gallie II at
"Scientists at the University of Southern California found a way to synchronise drones so they fly like a flock of birds" by Shailesh Prasad at
"Scientists create world's first 'molecular robot' capable of building molecules" by Paul Gonçalves at
"Take a look inside Alibaba's smart warehouse where robots do 70% of the work" by Shailesh Prasad at
"Transhumanism: Could we live forever?" by Lily Graca at
"US military invests $900 million on next generation microchips for AI" by John Gallagher at
"The Way We Get Power Is About to Change Forever" by Montie Adkins at
"We Can Now Grow Human Bones From Stem Cells" by Shailesh Prasad at
"Why Are These People Eating Worms to Be Healthy? (part I)" by Brady Hartman at
"Why Are These People Eating Worms to Be Healthy? (part II)" by Brady Hartman at
"Will artificial intelligence mean the end of jobs?" by Alexandra Whittington at

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