Lifeboat News #184

#184

Lifeboat News

This issue published on 11/01/17. Copyright 2017 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Dream Project Winner!

The winner of our Dream Project contest is Teachers in Space, Inc. at https://www.teachers-in-space.com. We will be funding classroom experiments that will fly aboard the Perlan II stratospheric glider which just set the world altitude record. The glider is currently in Minden, Nevada which happens to also be the location of our headquarters! More information about these experiments will be available soon.
 
Learn about our Dream Project contest at https://lifeboat.com/ex/dream.project

End of the Year Fundraiser

We have been swamped with activity in 2017 so are running our fundraiser late this time. We will be fundraising from January 11 to January 31, 2018. Learn more at https://lifeboat.com/ex/end.of.the.year.fundraiser
 
You can also get a great summary of last year’s activities by going to https://lifeboat.com/ex/end.of.the.year.fundraiser

Fourth Edition

Lifeboat Foundation is pleased to release the 4th and newest edition of our book The Human Race to the Future. The paperback version is at http://amzn.to/2CQzbKj and the Kindle version is at http://amzn.to/2CTPp5e.

Social Media Expert

Genevieve O’Hagan is our new Social Media Expert. Welcome aboard Genevieve! Learn about Genevieve at https://lifeboat.com/ex/bios.genevieve.ohagan

Books

Read “Space Traffic Control” at http://amzn.to/2hEJrc8. Read “Preparing for a World that Doesn’t Exist — Yet: Framing a Second Enlightenment to Create Communities of the Future” at http://amzn.to/2hA1gwO.

Videos

Watch “Why Existential Risks Matter & Decentralized Mitigation Strategies — Allison Duettmann @BIL 2017” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX79tofO5Bg

Conrad Challenge

Lifeboat Foundation is now a Partner of the Conrad Challenge. The Conrad Challenge brings together a dynamic community of innovators and entrepreneurs driving a collaborative movement to develop extraordinary and viable solutions to benefit our world in one of five areas: Aerospace & Aviation, Cyber-Technology & Security, Energy & Environment, Health & Nutrition, and Smoke-Free World.
 
Learn more at http://www.conradchallenge.org

Blog

Carla Parsons joins our blog team with the post “Modified protein promotes hair growth and fights ageing in mice” at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/11/modif...-in-mice
 
Recent interesting blog posts include
 
“The 2018 Undoing Aging Conference” by Michael Greve at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/the-2...nference
 
“3 Brain Technologies to Watch in 2018” by Shailesh Prasad at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/3-bra...-in-2018
 
“AI already out of the bottle: You can’t stop it or slow it down” by Müslüm Yildiz at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/ai-al...-it-down
 
“Alzheimers Drug Turns Back the Clock in Mitochondria” by Steve Hill at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/alzhe...chondria
 
“Brain Cells Share Information Using a Gene that Came From Viruses” by Dan Kummer at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/brain...-viruses
 
“Can These Revolutionary Technologies Beat Aging in Our Lifetimes?” by Brady Harman at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/video...ifetimes
 
“China is building a giant $2.1 billion research park dedicated to developing A.I.” by Derick Lee at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/china...ping-a-i
 
“Citizen science bags five-planet haul” by Genevieve O’Hagan at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/citiz...net-haul
 
“David Sinclair on Sirtuins” by Brady Hartman at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/david...sirtuins
 
“Disruptive Technologies Push Bioterrorism To A Whole New Level” by Klaus Baldauf at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/disru...ew-level
 
“The Expensive Art of Living Forever” by Zoltan Istvan at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/the-e...-forever
 
“Four-dimensional physics in two dimensions” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/four-...mensions
 
“GM Drops the Steering Wheel and Gives Robot Driver Control” by Genevieve O’Hagan at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/gm-dr...-control
 
“The Gut Microbiota Could Contribute to Sarcopenia” by Steve Hill at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/the-g...rcopenia
 
“How close are we to a Black Mirror-style digital afterlife?” by Zoltan Istvan at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/how-c...fterlife
 
“How Robots Will Break Politics” by Derick Lee at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/how-r...politics
 
“How to Fight Superbugs” by Dan Kummer at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/how-t...uperbugs
 
“Hundreds of robot realtors are helping Bay Area renters find new homes” by Shane Hinshaw at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/hundr...ew-homes
 
“Intel, Nervana Shed Light on Deep Learning Chip Architecture” by Roman Mednitzer at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/intel...itecture
 
“Introduction to Robotics — Stanford University” by Müslüm Yildiz at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/intro...iversity
 
“Is Cryptocurrency Good for Government?” by Philip Raymond at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/is-cr...ernments
 
“Light-Based Computers May Soon Become a Reality” by Shailesh Prasad at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/light...-reality
 
“Longevity FAQ: A beginner’s guide to longevity research” by Montie Adkins at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/longe...research
 
“Meet the robo-MANTIS unveiled for the first time at CES” by Klaus Baldauf at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/meet-...e-at-ces
 
“Nanoscale cryptography method gains robustness from stiction” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/nanos...stiction
 
“NASA team first to demonstrate X-ray navigation in space” by Klaus Baldauf at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/nasa-...in-space
 
“NASA X-Ray Navigation System Aims to Be a Galactic GPS for Space Exploration” by Genevieve O’Hagan at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/nasa-...loration
 
“New class of soft, electrically activated devices mimics the expansion and contraction of natural muscles” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/new-c...-muscles
 
“Pentagon Seeks Laser-Powered Bat Drones. Really” by Patrick Tucker at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/penta...s-really
 
“Proximity Tags Emit Radio Waves to Monitor Heart, Lungs, Blood Pressure” by Roman Mednitzer at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/proxi...pressure
 
“Reversing MS With Stem Cells” by Ian Hale at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/rever...em-cells
 
“Say it again, Bitcoin Investors: ‘Bad News is Good News’” by Philip Raymond at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/say-i...ood-news
 
“Scientists Create Functioning Human Muscle Using Skin Cells” by Steve Hill at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/scien...in-cells
 
“Scientists turn skin cells into muscle cells, a potential boon for research” by Dan Kummer at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/scien...research
 
“Scientists Unveil the First Portable Bionic Hand With a Sense of Touch” by Paul Gonçalves at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/scien...of-touch
 
“Sex Robots That Can Make Babies May Soon Be Available” by Shane Hinshaw at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/sex-r...vailable
 
“Someone stole a piece of China’s new solar panel-paved road less than a week after it opened” by Montie Adkins at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/someo...t-opened
 
“Speed breeding LED technique grows food six times faster than conventional farming” by Montie Adkins at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/speed...-farming
 
“Toyota has unveiled a crazy self-driving vehicle” by Shailesh Prasad at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/toyot...-vehicle
 
“Two qubit silicon gate has been created” by Roman Mednitzer at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/two-q...-created
 
“US drug firm offers cure for blindness – at $425,000 an eye” by Derick Lee at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/us-dr...0-an-eye
 
“View the Future of Medicine with Nanorobots, Weaponized Killer T-cells, Lab-grown Organs, and Gene Editing” by Brady Harman at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/video...-editing
 
“What if you Send Bitcoin to a Non-Existent Address?” by Philip Raymond at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/what-...-address
 
“Zeb2-NAT Molecule May Reverse Cellular Aging” by Steve Hill at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2018/01/zeb2-...ar-aging

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