Lifeboat News #206


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 09/01/19. Copyright 2019 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

New Worlds 2019 Update

New Worlds 2019 will be held November 15–16 in Austin, Texas.
This conference is committed to enabling human beings to live and thrive in space, to identifying and developing the technologies and approaches needed to harvest space resources and using those resources to build new industries, companies, and communities that will open the frontier, be it on the Moon, Mars, or the Free Space between worlds.
Our Jason Dunn, Khaki Rodway, Gabriel Rothblatt, Rick Tumlinson, and Robert Zubrin will be speaking.
Learn more at

Healthy Masters International Conference 2019

The Healthy Masters International Conference 2019 will be held November 30–December 1 at the Sheraton Porto in Portugal.
Our Bill Andrews, Nichola Conlon, José Luis Cordeiro, Aubrey de Grey, Greg Fahy, William Faloon, Steven A. Garan, Naveen Jain, David Kekich, Nuno Martins, Liz Parrish, and Paul A. Spiegel will be speaking.
Learn more at


Read “Artificial You: AI and the Future of Your Mind” by our Susan Schneider at
Read “Principles of Space Anthropology: Establishing a Science of Human Space Settlement” by our Cameron Smith at


Tanvir Ahmed joins our blog team with the post “Mayo Clinic Showcases Anti-Aging Senolytics” at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
“2019 Ozone Hole is the Smallest on Record Since Its Discovery” by Tracy R. Atkins at
“Air Force’s mystery space plane lands, ends 2-year mission” by Dan Kummer at
“As We Search for a New Home, Robots Have Conquered Space” by B.J. Murphy at
“Avatars: Are we ready for our digital twins?” by Shailesh Prasad at
“Black hole caught flickering violently WITHIN our galaxy” by Roger Dufur at
“Block-like robots could assemble into emergency staircases” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“Chameleon’s tongue strike inspires fast-acting robots” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“The Cosmological Conundrum of the Expansion Rate of the Universe” by Paul Battista at
“‘Diamond rain’ on Saturn and Jupiter” by Quinn Sena at
“Did Google Just Achieve ‘Quantum Supremacy’?” by Michael Dodd at
“Dielectric metasurfaces for next-generation holograms” by Quinn Sena at
“Directed-energy weapon (DEW) full documentary” by Roger Dufur at
“Elon Musk’s Neuralink unveils device to connect your brain to a smartphone” by Shane Hinshaw at
“Faster, More Secure Communications Using Structured Light in Quantum Protocols” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“Finally, a Clear Look at the Weird Substance China Found on the Moon” by Roger Dufur at
“‘First Light’ Achieved on an Experiment That Could Crack The Mystery of Dark Energy” by Quinn Sena at
“Future Consequences of Cryptocurrency Use: Systemic Investigation of Two Scenarios” by Victor V. Motti at
“Genetic correlations between pain phenotypes and depression and neuroticism” by Xavier Rosseel at
“Immortality’s a Red Herring; We Want Indefinite Life Extension” by B.J. Murphy at
“Is a New Particle Changing the Fate of the Universe?” by Paul Battista at
“Israeli Technology Converts Air Into Water for Residents in Northern Colombia” by Omuterema Akhahenda at
“Kevin Strange at Ending Age-Related Diseases 2019” by Steve Hill at
“Lattice QCD Calculations Predict Exotic Nuclei Not on Periodic Table” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“LIGO’s Lasers Can See Gravitational Waves, Even Though The Waves Stretch The Light Itself” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“The Longevity biotech industry is hitting its stride” by John Davies at
“NASA Innovator Experiments with Force Fields for Moving Matter” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“New Biomaterial Developed That Could Be a Treatment for Spinal Cord Injuries” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“New-Found Comet Gateway Funnels Icy Bodies Into Inner Solar System” by Bruce Dorminey at
“The Origin of Consciousness in the Brain Is About to Be Tested” by Shailesh Prasad at
“Public Internet Access: Brief history” by Philip Raymond at
“Researchers transmit energy with laser in ‘historic’ power-beaming demonstration” by Klaus Baldauf at
“Scientists Create Solid Light” by Quinn Sena at
“Scientists Demonstrate Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication in Humans” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“Scientists may have discovered parallel universe” by Philip Raymond at
“A Simple Filter Turns Blue OLED Light Into White” by Omuterema Akhahenda at
“Sound waves: A noninvasive way to attack prostate cancer” by Omuterema Akhahenda at
“Space — the next frontier — requires innovation in nuclear fuel design and testing” by Klaus Baldauf at
“Tech Giants Have Hijacked the Web. It’s Time for a Reboot” by Tracy R. Atkins at
“There are potentially millions of tons of water ice on the Moon!” by Alberto Lao at
“This ‘Quantum Battery’ Never Loses Its Charge” by Shane Hinshaw at
“US dark-matter detector heads underground” by Paul Battista at
“Virgin Galactic and Under Armour unveil spacesuits for the first space tourists to wear next year” by Tracy R. Atkins at

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