Lifeboat News #254


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 09/01/23. Copyright 2023 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

4th International Conference on Aging and Disease Update

The 4th International Conference on Aging and Disease (2023 ICAD) of the International Society on Aging and Disease (ISOAD) will be held at Zhangjiang Science Hall, Shanghai, China, from October 27 to 30, 2023.
Our Evelyne Yehudit Bischof, Holly M. Brown-Borg, Aftab Ahmad Chattha, William CS Cho, Patrizia Anna d’Alessio, Brian Kennedy, Marios Kyriazis, Andrea B. Maier, Kyung-Jin Min, Alexey Moskalev, Björn Schumacher, Ilia Stambler, and Alex Zhavoronkov will be speaking.
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The Noosphere at 100

The Noosphere at 100: The Future of Human Collective Consciousness will be held November 17–19 in Berkeley, California.
Our Terrence Deacon, Ilia Delio, Ben Goertzel, Francis Heylighen, and Gregory Stock will be speaking.
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RAADfest Update

RAADfest will be held September 7–10 in Anaheim, California. This is the world’s largest event focused on anti-aging and age reversal science for a general audience.
Our Maria Entraigues Abramson, Bill Andrews, José Cordeiro, Aubrey de Grey, William Faloon, Ray Kurzweil, Liz Parrish, Joe Purita, Kgomotsego Brenda Ramokopelwa, Michael Rose, Stephen Sideroff, James Strole, and Jason R. Williams will be speaking.
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Read “Addressing the harms of AI-generated inauthentic content”, coauthored by our Fil Menczer at
Read “Generalizing the Isothermal Efficiency by Using Gaussian Distributions”, authored by our Thomas D. Schneider at
Read “How safe is our reliance on AI, and should we regulate it?”, authored by our Kevin LaGrandeur at;00010-7
Read “Near-zero cohesion and loose packing of Bennu’s near subsurface revealed by spacecraft contact”, coauthored by our Dante S. Lauretta at
Read “The Third Wave of AI”, authored by our Peter Voss at


Recent interesting blog posts include:
“A Nikola Tesla Statue That Provides Free Wi-Fi” by Omuterema Akhahenda at
“A user-friendly platform for virtual exploration of chemical reactions” by Josh Seeherman at
“Astronomers identify 19 new Wolf-Rayet stars in Andromeda Galaxy” by Gemechu Taye at
“ChatGPT parent company OpenAI to open first office outside the US in London” by Gemechu Taye at
“China Limits Exports of Semiconductor-Making Metals” by Raphael Ramos at
“Comprehensive Overview of Progress Achieved in the Field of Quantum Teleportation” by Paul Battista at
“Cosmological models are built on a simple, century-old idea, but new observations demand a radical rethink” by Paul Battista at
“Echoes of Absence: Study Suggests We Can ‘Hear’ Silence” by Arthur Brown at
“Elon Musk blames data scraping by AI startups for his new paywalls on reading tweets” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at
“The emerging world of single-molecule mass measurements” by Shailesh Prasad at
“Euclid successfully launched into space by Falcon 9 rocket” by Gemechu Taye at
“European telescope launched to hunt for clues to universe’s darkest secrets” by Genevieve Klien at
“Experimental probiotic could detoxify mercury from diet” by Arthur Brown at
“First flying car approved by FAA. How does it work?” by Shane Hinshaw at
“The first flying car, ‘Model A,’ approved by the FAA and it’s 100% electric” by Brent Ellman at
“How to stop quantum computers from breaking the internet’s encryption” by Shailesh Prasad at
“The Humane AI Pin wants to end our dependence on screens” by Jose Ruben Rodriguez Fuentes at
“Humanoid Robots Are Coming of Age” by Shubham Ghosh Roy at
“Imagine a multi-limbed cyborg world, made possible by these wearable robot arms” by Joseph Barney at
“Is there life on Venus? Report confirms more phosphine” by Josh Seeherman at
“Lightyear 0 Is a Solar-Powered Car You Can Drive for Months Without a Charge” by Quinn Sena at
“MBD2a-NuRD binds to the methylated Gamma-globin gene promoter and uniquely forms a complex required for silencing of HbF expression” by Omuterema Akhahenda at
“Metabolite Ratios As An Index Of Oxidative Stress” by Mike Lustgarten at
“New drug provides weight loss of 24%” by Will Fox at
“Photonic chip enables faster and more energy-efficient artificial intelligence programs” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at
“Progressive vs Degenerative Research Programmes wrapper” by Adam Ford at
“Quantum biology: Your nose and house plant are experts at particle physics” by Jose Ruben Rodriguez Fuentes at
“Quasar ‘clocks’ show the universe was five times slower soon after the Big Bang” by Genevieve Klien at
“Run for the Hills on Apple Podcasts” by Zoltan Istvan at
“Scientists find evidence of gravitational waves warping space-time throughout the cosmos” by Paul Battista at
“Scientists in Japan develop a wearable robot with 6 arms in a first step towards a cyborg future” by Genevieve Klien at
“Scientists see surprising brain activity in sleeping octopuses that could mean they dream like us” by Shubham Ghosh Roy at
“SpaceX’s Starlink will offer satellite access for T-Mobile users” by Shailesh Prasad at
“Study Helps Identify Genetic Changes That Make Us Human” by Arthur Brown at
“Supercomputer makes calculations in blink of an eye that take rivals 47 years” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at
“Taking Rejuvenation to Longevity escape velocity: Aubrey De Grey [Aging & Gerontology 2023]” by Montie Adkins at
“This is what it’s like to control an autonomous car from miles away” by Omuterema Akhahenda at
“Tiny ‘Atomic Memory’ Device Could Store All Books Ever Written” by Quinn Sena at
“The universe is humming with gravitational waves. Here’s why scientists are so excited about the discovery” by Josh Seeherman at
“Vitamin D supplements may reduce risk of serious cardiovascular events in older people” by Shubham Ghosh Roy at
“We’re on the brink of the biggest changes to computing’s DNA and it’s not just quantum that’s coming” by Jose Ruben Rodriguez Fuentes at
“Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant a Clear Present Danger” by Greg Allison at

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