Lifeboat News #204


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 07/01/19. Copyright 2019 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

New Worlds 2019

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, Gabriel Rothblatt, Rick Tumlinson, and Robert Zubrin will be speaking.
Learn more at

70th International Astronautical Congress

The 70th International Astronautical Congress will be held October 21–25, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
Today the broader space community stands at a pivotal juncture in the course of future human space exploration. To succeed we must come together to create a unified vision that can be realized through the effective use of our collective assets and resources. It is in that spirit of collaboration that we would host the global space community in Washington, D.C., to envision what the next “giant leap” will be.
Learn more at


Read the book “Nano” at
Also, read “Nano” by our John Robert Marlow at


Omuterema Akhahenda joins our blog team with the post “Artificial throat could someday help mute people ‘speak’” at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
“Adam Ford Talks With Jim Mellon of Juvenescence” by Steve Hill at
“A Future Where Products Build Themselves” by Shailesh Prasad at
“A.I. Is Learning From Humans. Many Humans” by Derick Lee at
“AI Startup Boom Raises Questions of Exaggerated Tech Savvy” by Amnon H. Eden at
“An iPhone App That Protects Your Privacy — For Real This Time” by Omuterema Akhahenda at
“Asteroid warning: Space rock comparable to dinosaur killer is heading Earth’s way” by Fyodor Rouge at
“Bioinformatic prediction of critical genes and pathways involved in longevity in Drosophila melanogaster” by Montie Adkins at
“Bitcoin’s Computing Power Sets New Record as Over 100K Miners Go Online” by Michael Lance at
“Canadian space robot Dextre to expand ability to refuel satellites and spacecraft in orbit” by Alberto Lao at
“Can CRISPR–Cas9 Boost Intelligence?” by Quinn Sena at
“Chemists have created and imaged a new form of carbon” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“Chinese space startup revs up for reusable rocket race” by Derick Lee at
“CRISPR enters its first human clinical trials” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“Don’t change your DNA at home, says America’s first CRISPR law” by Gerard Bain at
“Ebola Is Now Curable. Here’s How the New Treatments Work” by Steve Nichols at
“From centenarians’ genetic code, a potential new therapy against cardiovascular diseases” by Shailesh Prasad at
“Future Bionic Eyes Could One Day Give Wearers Infrared Vision” by Paul Battista at
“Implanting AI chips in your mind could cause you to lose yourself, says scientist” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“Inducing Pluripotency Through Multiple Routes” by Steve Hill at
“NASA will pay you $1M to design a robot to work on the moon” by Alberto Lao at
“Neuroscientists decode brain speech signals into written text” by Quinn Sena at
“The new nuclear option: small, safe and cheap” by Klaus Baldauf at
“Researchers build a heat shield just 10 atoms thick to protect electronic devices” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“Researchers Have Built The Most Complex Light-Based Quantum Computer Chip Ever” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“Robotic Platform Powered by AI Automates Molecule Production” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“Russia’s space agency releases eerie footage of human-like android” by Carse Peel at
“Scientists find pain organ that could pave way for groundbreaking painkillers” by Mike Ruban at
“Solid State Cooling” by Quinn Sena at
“Stopping Pandemic X: DARPA Names Researchers Working to Halt Outbreaks” by Omuterema Akhahenda at
“Summer Series Podcast — Mining the Moon for Fun and Profit” by Klaus Baldauf at
“Terraforming Mars in 50 Years with Large Orbital Mirrors, Bacteria and Factories” by Klaus Baldauf at
“There could be up to 10 billion warm and cozy Earth-like planets in our home galaxy, new research reveals” by Paul Battista at
“There’s a place at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean where hundreds of giant spacecraft go to die” by Alberto Lao at
“The transhumanists who want to live forever” by Jacob Anderson at
“Tweaking Gut Bacteria in Mice Reduces Colorectal Cancer Risk” by Steve Hill at
“Understanding Cancer using Machine Learning” by Omuterema Akhahenda at
“UPS Has Been Secretly Delivering Mail in Self-Driving Trucks for Months” by Dan Kummer at
“U.S. Military Leads Quest for Futuristic Ways to Boost IQ” by Quinn Sena at
“Virtual reality shows potential as drug-free alternative to medication” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“What if there was no big bang and we live in an ever-cycling universe?” by Paul Battista at
“What If We Settled on the Moon?” by Michael Lance at
“Whole Brain Emulation: A Giant Step for Neuroscience” by Paul Battista at
“YouTuber Enables Floppy Disk Games For Smartphones” by Shailesh Prasad at

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