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Lifeboat News #215

#215

Lifeboat News

This issue published on 06/01/20. Copyright 2020 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Special Report

Read our special report “Breaking Out from Earth’s Shell” by Sylvia Engdahl at https://lifeboat.com/ex/breaking.out.fr...hs.shell
 
Long ago people literally believed that an invisible, transparent shell surrounded Earth to hold up the stars. After that theory was discarded, the shell remained in a figurative sense, for Earth was thought to be forever isolated from the rest of the universe. Some people are comforted even today by this illusion, although it’s time for humankind to break free.

Ending Age-Related Diseases 2020 Update

Ending Age-Related Diseases 2020 will be held August 20–21 in cyberspace. This conference brings together the greatest minds from all over the world to work on the solutions to aging.
 
Our Alexandra Bause, Ryan Bethencourt, Judith Campisi, Keith Comito, Aubrey de Grey, Brian M. Delaney, Peter Fedichev, Steven A. Garan, Vadim Gladyshev, Vera Gorbunova, Lewis S. Gruber, Andrei Gudkov, Lorna Harries, Steve Hill, Steve Horvath, Brian Kennedy, Michael Kope, Tim Maupin, Elena Milova, Joshua Mitteldorf, Alexey Moskalev, Matthew O’Connor, Robert Shmookler Reis, Paul A. Spiegel, Michael Rose, and Natasha Vita-More will be speaking/participating.
 
Learn more at https://www.lifespan.io/eard-2020-virtual/

Undoing Aging 2020 Update

Undoing Aging 2020 has been moved to October 21–23 in Berlin, Germany. Our Tamir Chandra, Ke Cheng, Aubrey de Grey, João Pedro de Magalhães, Vera Gorbunova, Michael Greve, Adiv A. Johnson, Jamie Justice, Jeanne Loring, and Wenyu Zhou will be speaking/participating.
 
Undoing Aging 2020 is not only open to the scientific community, but also welcomes startups, investors, the general media, and all interested members of the broader rejuvenation movement. The conference will feature a student poster session showing the work of innovative undergraduate and graduate students in the field of damage repair.
 
Learn more at https://www.undoing-aging.org/

Books

Read “Read Research Handbook on the Law of Artificial Intelligence” at https://amzn.to/2X9nC8T

Fakhr-E-Alam

Fakhr-e-Alam joins our Futurists Board. Fakhr is a Pakistani national award-winning film actor, TV host, VJ, and singer, popular for introducing the bhangra-rap fusion genre of music in Pakistan. In 2018, he became the first Pakistani to circumnavigate the globe solo.
 
Learn more at https://tribune.com.pk/story/1815750/4-...ng-solo/

Happy Galaxy Song

You can watch a short, fun song at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn_yXE2mGoE

Blog

Gemechu Taye joins our blog team with the post “AI is Being Used to Discover New Antibiotics and Genes Linked to Disease” at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/06/ai-is...-disease
 
Recent interesting blog posts include:
 
“Annihilation of all Yardsticks — essay on Wittgenstein’s thoughts about certainty” by Eric Schulke at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/06/annih...rdsticks
 
“Are You Ready to Eat Meat Grown in a Lab?” by Dan Kummer at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/06/are-y...in-a-lab
 
“A Virus-Hunter Falls Prey to a Virus He Underestimated” by Lon Anderson at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/05/a-vir...stimated
 
“Bill Gates responds to vaccine conspiracy theories via CCTV” by Roger Dufur at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/05/bill-...via-cctv
 
“Biohydrogel: Saving irrigation water and protecting crops from droughts” by Fyodor Rouge at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/06/biohy...droughts
 
“The Booming Space Economy” by Lola Heavey at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/07/the-b...-economy
 
“The bubonic plague is back again in China’s Inner Mongolia” by Fyodor Rouge at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/07/the-b...mongolia
 
“The Case for Colonizing Mars” by Lola Heavey at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/06/the-c...ing-mars
 
“Clearspace One: The First Attempt At Cleaning Up Space Junk | The State of Science” by TJ Yoo at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/07/clear...-science
 
“Common Molecular Feature of Antibodies That Neutralize SARS-CoV-2 Discovered, Boosting COVID-19 Vaccine Prospects” by Genevieve Klien at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/07/commo...rospects
 
“Common Sense by Thomas Paine, with Life Extension Correlations” by Eric Schulke at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/07/decla...om-death
 
“Could Solar Storms Destroy Civilization? Solar Flares & Coronal Mass Ejections” by Pat Maechler at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/06/could...jections
 
“COVID-19: What’s RNA research got to do with it?” by Lon Anderson at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/07/covid...-with-it
 
“Elon Musk and other competitors rushed to support Rocket Lab after the startup’s founder apologized for losing 7 satellites in a launch failure” by Alberto Lao at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/07/elon-...-failure
 
“Elon Musk becomes the seventh richest billionaire in the world” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/07/elon-...he-world
 
“Elon Musk Hints About His Wish to Set Up Tesla’s Second Gigafactory in Asia” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/07/elon-...-in-asia
 
“Elon Musk’s Starlink growing bigger and bigger” by Bill D’Zio at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/06/elon-...d-bigger
 
“Hey, let’s fight global pandemics by maybe starting one… Say WHAT?” by Pat Maechler at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2019/05/hey-l...andemics
 
“How bacteria read and follow the Earth’s magnetic field” by Quinn Sena at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/07/how-b...ic-field
 
“How to build a hydrogen-boron fusion reactor” by Quinn Sean at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/07/how-t...-reactor
 
“Israeli-made flying cars may be floating into our future” by Roger Dufur at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/07/israe...r-future
 
“Microsoft’s FastSpeech AI speeds up realistic voices generation” by Dan Kummer at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/05/micro...neration
 
“Nanosponges could intercept SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection” by Roger Dufur at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/06/nanos...nfection
 
“NASA Funds Harvard Hunt for Alien ‘Technological Civilizations’” by Shailesh Prasad at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/06/nasa-...izations
 
“New Algorithm Coordinates Complex Behaviors Between Hundreds of Robots in a Fraction of the Time” by Genevieve Klien at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/07/new-a...the-time
 
“Next Generation Magnetic Memory Breakthrough: Writing Data in Under a Nanosecond” by Genevieve Klien at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/07/next-...nosecond
 
“Outbreaks After the Coronavirus: Bioterrorism and Encroaching on Nature” by TJ Yoo at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/06/outbr...n-nature
 
“Parker Solar Probe Spies Newly-Discovered Comet NEOWISE” by Alberto Lao at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/07/parke...-neowise
 
“Quantum ‘fifth state of matter’ observed in space for first time” by Carse Peel at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/06/quant...rst-time
 
“Regulation Too Often Shackles the Hands of Innovators” by Lola Heavey at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/05/regul...novators
 
“Rock ‘n’ Control: Physicists Use Oscillations of Atoms to Control a Phase Transition” by Quinn Sena at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/07/rock-...ansition
 
“Scientists discover ‘snooze button’ that could induce ‘hibernation’” by Carse Peel at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/06/scien...ernation
 
“Scientists grow ‘model’ human embryos from stem cells” by Carse Peel at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/06/scien...em-cells
 
“Scientists Revive 32,000-Year-Old Plant Right Out of the Pleistocene” by Fyodor Rouge at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/07/scien...istocene
 
“Space Exploration vs Settlement” by Adriano Autino at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/06/space...ttlement
 
“Super Teacher Gets Bionic Arm” by Shailesh Prasad at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/06/super...onic-arm
 
“Surviving Mars | Humanity’s First Mars Base” by TJ Yoo at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/07/survi...ars-base
 
“Tesla to Build Mobile RNA Microfactories for CureVac’s COVID-19 Vaccine” by Lon Anderson at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/07/tesla...-vaccine
 
“This mysterious AI can generate new remixes… forever” by Dan Kummer at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/07/this-...-forever
 
“Tiny Weed-Killing Robots Could Make Pesticides Obsolete” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/07/tiny-...obsolete
 
“What Is Intelligence? Where Does it Begin?” by Pat Maechler at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/07/what-...it-begin
 
“Young Sheldon — When Sheldon Outsmarted NASA” by Alberto Lao at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2020/07/young...ted-nasa

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