Lifeboat News #245


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 12/01/22. Copyright 2022 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

AGU Fall Meeting

The AGU (American Geophysical Union) Fall Meeting will be held December 12–16 in Chicago, Illinois and in cyberspace. This is the most influential event in the world dedicated to the advancement of Earth and space sciences.
Every year, the AGU Fall Meeting convenes over 25,000 attendees from 100+ countries to share research and network. Researchers, scientists, educators, students, policymakers, enthusiasts, journalists and communicators attend to better understand our planet and environment, and our role in preserving its future. It is a results-oriented gathering rooted in celebrating and advancing positive individual and collective outcomes.
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New Worlds

New Worlds will be held October 28–29 in Austin, Texas. This is the best, most interesting, most informative, irreverent, challenging, inclusive, and unconventional space event on this world.
Our Tim Chrisman, Pete Garretson, Michelle Hanlon, Aaron Ray Hermes, Sagi Kfir, Irina Litchfield, Holly Melear, Mike Mantzke, Phil Metzger, Ayse Ören, Inara Tabir, Rick Tumlinson, Bart Womack, and Robert Zubrin will be speaking/performing.
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Major Milestone

Our Kattesh V. Katti has achieved a major milestone in sustainable green approaches in immunotherapeutic drug design and was awarded patent “Mangiferin encapsulated gold nanoparticles, fabrication methods and cancer therapeutic methods” at

Most Influential Person

Our Guido Putignano was named the most influential person in Healthcare & Bio Sciences under 25 in Italy by Università Bocconi and Nova.
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Read “How AI Can Democratize Healthcare: The Rise in Digital Care” by our Robin Farmanfarmaian and Michael Ferro at
Our Dennis Chamberland has authored “Departing Earth Forever: Book One — Warning and Promise: The Manual for Today’s Colonists Preparing to Launch to Mars and our Moon” at and “Departing Earth Forever: Book Two — Alien Worlds: The Manual for Today’s Colonists Preparing to Launch to Mars and Our Moon” at
Read “Follow for Now, Volume 2: More Interviews with Friends and Heroes” by our Roy Christopher at
Featuring conversations with thinkers like Carla Nappi, Rita Raley, Dominic Pettman, Ian Bogost, Mark Dery, Douglas Rushkoff, and Dave Allen, and musicians like Tyler, The Creator, Matthew Shipp, Sean Price, Rammellzee, and Sadat X, as well as writers like Ytasha L. Womack, Chris Kraus, Pat Cadigan, Bob Stephenson, Simon Critchley, Simon Reynolds, Malcolm Gladwell, and William Gibson, this book is another critical cross-section of the now.
Read “The Jigsaw Assassin (Major Bhaajan series Book 4” by our Catherine Asaro at
Catherine plants herself firmly into that grand SF tradition of future history franchises favored by luminaries like Heinlein, Asimov, Herbert, Anderson, Dickson, Niven, Cherryh, and Baxter. She also contributed to our “Visions of the Future” at


Alan Carsey joins our blog team with the post “New simulations show how supermassive black holes form” at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
“A Breakthrough Cancer Treatment” by Nicholi Avery at
“A Micro Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor That Will Never Have A Meltdown Is In The Works” by 21st Century Tech Blog at
“A new concept for low-cost batteries” by Wise Technology at
“A vaccine for Lyme disease is in its final clinical trial” by Genevieve Klien at
“An American non-profit organization built the first 3D-printed school in Madagascar” by Gemechu Taye at
“Aubrey de Grey: scientist who says humans can live for 1,000 years” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at
“Aubrey de Grey’s main short-term focus on his next endeavour (videoclip with S/T in Spanish)” by Andrés Grases at
“The Axolotl Can Regenerate Their Own Brains: New Research” by Nicholi Avery at
“Billionaire Philanthropists Fund Anti Aging Research” by Ken Otwell at
“Blainjett’s hemi-rotor concept promises faster, more efficient VTOL performance” by Omuterema Akhahenda at
“BREAKING: Three new unusual particles have been found by the Large Hadron Collider” by Dan Breeden at
“Combination of Rapamycin and Acarbose Extends Lifespan” by Montie Adkins at
“Cornea made from pig collagen gives people who were blind 20/20 vision” by Raphael Ramos at
“Finally! SpaceX can launch Starship into orbit as soon as September 1” by Tristan Hambling at
“First 3D-Printed High-Performance Nanostructured Alloy That’s Both Ultrastrong and Ductile” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“For the First, 3D Printed Materials can Sense their Movement” by Jose Ruben Rodriguez Fuentes at
“George Church on the state of aging research — present and future (videoclip)” by Andrés Grases at
“Human Brain Cells in a Dish Learn to Play Pong” by Jose Ruben Rodriguez Fuentes at
“In a US first, California will pilot solar-panel canopies over canals” by Raphael Ramos at
“The Kardashev Scale Type I, II, III, IV & V Civilization — Documentary” by Dan Breeden at
“Longevity breakthrough as scientists discover how to reverse aging in skeletal muscle” by Paul Battista at
“Look! Astronomers find a hot ball of plasma circling the Milky Way’s massive black hole” by Atanas Atanasov at
“Math error: A new study overturns 100-year-old understanding of color perception” by Jose Ruben Rodriguez Fuentes at
“NASA’s DART to Hit Asteroid” by Greg Allison at
“Particle physicists want to build the world’s first muon collider” by Genevieve Klien at
“Physicists entangle more than a dozen photons efficiently” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“The ‘Pore Space’ Race Has Begun” by 21st Century Tech Blog at
“Rapid roll-out solar system to provide power in off-grid locations” by Shubham Ghosh Roy at
“The Schwinger Effect: Scientists Finally Created Matter From Nothing Just by Using Electromagnetic Fields [Research Study]” by Liliana Alfair at
“Scientists Discover a Molecular Switch That Controls Life Expectancy” by Quinn Sena at
“Scientists Find Traces of Massive Ancient Rainforests in Antarctica” by Shubham Ghosh Roy at
“Scientists measure half-life of element that’s longer than the age of the universe” by Quinn Sena at
“Scientists Move Closer to Unlocking the Secrets of the Immortal Jellyfish, and Possibly Human Aging” by Dan Kummer at
“Scientists Show Transmission of Epigenetic Memory Across Multiple Generations” by Quinn Sena at
“Small Device Currently on Mars Is Generating as Much Oxygen as a Tree, Scientists Reveal” by Genevieve Klien at
“‘Something is seriously wrong’: Room-temperature superconductivity study retracted” by Robin Indeededo at
“Spiders can fly hundreds of miles with the help of the electric fields on Earth” by Liliana Alfair at
“This 17-Year-Old Designed a Motor That Could Potentially Transform the Electric Car Industry” by Gemechu Taye at
“Want to protect your brain from aging? Learn another language” by Gemechu Taye at
“Web3, The Metaverse: Exploring A Fast, Sustainable, And Operationally Secure ‘QNTYM Railway’ For The Masses” by Chuck Brooks at
“Why dance is NOT a universal language | Fangfei Miao | TEDxUofM” by Tristan Hambling at
“Why Technologically Advanced Aliens Would Have to be Social Creatures” by Dirk Schulze-Makuch at

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