Lifeboat News #249


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 04/01/23. Copyright 2023 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Longevity Nation

Longevity Nation: Enhancing Research, Development, and Education for Healthy Longevity will be held for free March 26–27 at Bar Ilan University, Israel and in cyberspace.
Our Nir Barzilai, Yael Benvenisti, Evelyne Bischof, José Luis Cordeiro, Stephanie Dainow, Aubrey de Grey, Dmitry Kaminskiy, Marios Kyriazis, Alexey Moskalev, Björn Schumacher, and Ilia Stambler will be speaking.
Learn more at


Read “EDNA – Enhanced DNA: Giving us full external control of our inner biology” by our Ian D. Pearson and Tracey Follows at
An EDNA system would put advanced biotechnology and IT into every cell of our bodies and enable interfacing to almost every aspect of our current biology, and also provide a means to edit, replace, enhance, mediate and control almost every aspect of it.
Much of the EDNA System is feasible in the next few decades, but as well as enormous potential benefits, it would also bring enormous dangers. We explore both.


Read “Biomimicry for Aerospace: Technologies and Applications”, “Biomimicry for Materials, Design and Habitats: Innovations and Applications”, and “Nanomaterials via Single-Source Precursors: Synthesis, Processing and Applications”, all coedited and coauthored by our Al Hepp at,, and
Read “A celebrated AI has learned a new trick: How to do chemistry” by our Marc Zimmer at
Read “Protein Folding with Quantum Annealing for Drug Discovery” by our Guido Putignano at
Read “Restriction enzymes use a 24 dimensional coding space to recognize 6 base long DNA sequences” coauthored by our Thomas D. Schneider at
This report says “In other words, we believe that EcoRI probably uses a Leech lattice to find its binding sites precisely. This implies that we might be able to build the noise decoder in cellphones using a single molecule.”
Read “Space Settlement: An Easier Way” (PDF), coauthored by our Al Globus at


Will Fox joins our blog team with the post “Breakthrough in recycling of wind turbine blades” at
Daniel Sunday joins our blog team with the post “World-first ‘super’ magnet sparks nuclear fusion breakthrough” at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
“A small tweak to genes may finally enable us to regrow cartilage” by Robin Indeededo at
“AI algorithm pinpoints 8 radio signals that may have come from aliens” by Gemechu Taye at
“AI is helping doctors spot and treat strokes much faster” by Liliana Alfair at
“Ai Tells & Shows How it Will Wipe us Out” by Greg Allison at
“All of the bases in DNA and RNA have now been found in meteorites” by Paul Battista at
“Anti-ageing scientists extend lifespan of oldest living lab rat” by Nicolas Chernavsky at
“Are Naked Mole-Rats Immortal?” by Joe Bennett at
“Astronaut selection 2021–22 FAQs” by Eamon Everall at
“Bill Nye explains why nuclear fusion breakthrough is a big deal” by Claudio Soprano at
“Bio-circuitry mimics synapses and neurons in a step toward sensory computing” by Dan Breeden at
“Biogenesis of Ribosomes in Eukaryotes” by Myra Sehar at
“ChatGPT, AI, and the Future of Big Tech (Cory Doctorow Interview)” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at
“ChatGPT-powered Microsoft Bing made basic mistakes, showed fake answers during first public demo” by Raphael Ramos at
“ChatGPT: It’s up again… The demand from the curious was overwhelming their servers” by Ken Otwell at
“CRISPR for the Masses is Coming — Genetic Vaccines Are In Our Very Near Future” by 21st Century Tech Blog at
“Dr Loren Matheson, PhD — Centre for Security Science, DRDC — Leading Canada’s Safety & Security R&D” by Ira S. Pastor at
“Exocrine pancreas regeneration modifies original pancreas to alleviate diabetes in mouse models” by Quinn Sena at
“Farming robot kills 200,000 weeds per hour with lasers” by Daniel Sunday at
“Felix Frueh at Rejuvenation Startup Summit 2022” by Frank Schueler at
“Geometry of brain, dimensions of mind: Researchers identify new ways to characterize states of consciousness” by Michael Taylor at
“How ‘modern-day slavery’ in the Congo powers the rechargeable battery economy” by Nicholi Avery at
“Is There Life on the Icy Moons of our Solar System?” by Dirk Schulze-Makuch at
“L. plantarum Increases Muscle Mass And Physical Function (Part II)” by Mike Lustgarten at
“Live updates: Nuclear fusion reaction breakthrough” by Claudio Soprano at
“Microsoft-backed OpenAI to let users customize ChatGPT” by Muhammad Furqan at
“My Anti-Aging Protocol Broke a World Record…” by John Davies at
“NASA has discovered an Earth-sized planet orbiting in the habitable zone of its star” by Josh Seeherman at
“Neuroscientists listened in on people’s brains for a week. They found order and chaos” by Shane Hinshaw at
“New Modular Drivetrain Easily Converts Pickup Trucks Into EVs” by Daniel Sunday at
“Oldest brain in a backboned animal found in fish fossil” by Liliana Alfair at
“Potential new treatment for ‘brain fog’ in long COVID patients” by Michael Taylor at
“‘Quantum time flip’ makes light move simultaneously forward and backward in time” by Dan Breeden at
“Scientists create ‘baby’ wormhole as sci-fi moves closer to fact” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at
“Scientists Figured Out How to See the Beginning of Time” by Daniel Sunday at
“Scientists See Quantum Interference between Different Kinds of Particles for First Time” by Paul Battista at
“SpaceX launches NASA satellite to study world’s water, sticks rocket landing” by Eamon Everall at
“Study points to link between schizophrenia and vascular alterations in the brain” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“Tiny ion is crucial for HIV replication, say chemists” by Michael Taylor at
“U.S. to reveal scientific milestone on fusion energy” by Ken Otwell at
“Why Giving Rights to Robots Might One Day Save Humans” by Zoltan Istvan at
“Why space exploration is vital to humanity: NASA’s former chief scientist” by Eamon Everall at
“The World’s Biggest Cultured Meat Factory Is Under Construction in the US” by Shane Hinshaw at

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