Lifeboat News #200


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 03/01/19. Copyright 2019 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Jerry Searcy

Our former Vice President Jerry Searcy has been cryopreserved after suddenly dying in his sleep. We hope to see him again in the future!
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Read our Facebook discussion about Jerry at

1st Mediterranean Congress of Anti-Aging Medicine Update

The 1st Mediterranean Congress of Anti-aging Medicine will be held in Larnaca, Cyprus on April 13–14.
Our Marios Kyriazis is Conference Chair. Our José Cordeiro, Brian M. Delaney, João Pedro de Magalhães, Stala Kioupi, Ilia Stambler, and Nektarios Tavernarakis will be speaking.
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10th IAASS International Space Safety Conference Update

The 10th IAASS International Space Safety Conference will be held in El Segundo, California on May 15–17.
Our Dallas Bienhoff, Michael Kezirian, Joseph Pelton, and Tommaso Sgobba will be speaking/participating.
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48th Age Conference

The 48th Age Conference will be held May 30–June 2 at San Francisco, California.
Our Judy Campisi, Pete Estep, Vera Gorbunova, Matt Kaeberlein, Morgan Levine, Yousin Suh, and Alex Zhavoronkov will be speaking.
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International Society for the Study of Information Summit

The International Society for the Study of Information Summit will be held June 2–6 at Berkeley, California.
Our Paul Saffo will be speaking. This summit will discuss the theoretical, practical, and ethical challenges posed by the growth of information technology. The theme of the 2019 Summit will focus on what AI is, isn’t, could be, and shouldn’t be, as well as to consider how it is related to mental processes produced by brains and to the different concepts of information. Learn more!
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International Forum on Women’s Brain and Mental Health

The International Forum on Women’s Brain and Mental Health will be held June 8–9 in Zurich, Switzerland.
This event’s main goal is to bring together experts and representatives from a wide range of scientific disciplines and various fields of practice contributing to the study and improvement of mental and brain health. Our Nicoletta Iacobacci and Antonella Chadha Santuccione will be speaking. Learn more!
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25th International Conference on Noise and Fluctuations

The 25th International Conference on Noise and Fluctuations — ICNF 2019 will be held June 18–21 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
Since the development of the theory of Brownian motion, the science of fluctuation has been one of the most important parts of physics. The investigation of noise and fluctuation is indispensable for the understanding of the physical processes in various microscopic and macroscopic systems.
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Nor-Shipping 2019

Nor-shipping 2019 will be held June 4–7 in Oslo, Norway.
Nor-Shipping is the platform for sustainable ocean development, helping leading maritime players plot profitable courses into the future. Nor-Shipping is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and is an official partner for the Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business.
Our Silje Bareksten is Head of Sustainability and Technology at Nor-Shipping.
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ISDC 2019

ISDC 2019 — International Space Development Conference will be held June 6–9 in Arlington, Virginia.
This conference brings together leading managers, engineers, scientists, educators, and business people from the civilian, military, commercial, entrepreneurial, and grassroots advocacy space sectors to work toward a common goal of developing a space-faring civilization.
Our Martine Rothblatt and John Strickland Jr. will be speaking. Previous featured speakers included our Buzz Aldrin and Alan Stern.
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EUROPT 2019 will be held June 28–29 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. This workshop is the annual event of the EUROPT continuous optimization working group of EURO (The Association of European Operational Research Societies).
Our Edmondo Minisci and Massimiliano Vasile will be speaking.
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Alan Light joins our blog team with the post “The Moon Has ‘Moving Water’, but Don’t Break Out Your Swimsuit” at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
“The AA battery that never dies: Forever Battery uses Wi-Fi-like signals to stay fully charged” by Quinn Sena at
“Acknowledging Risks in Institutional ‘Stablecoin’ Cryptocurrencies and Fractional Reserve Banking” by Samson Williams at
“After 3 days packed with exciting talks on how to bring aging under full medical control, over 40 awesome speakers, lots of positive and extremely motivating energy, an amazing Undoing Aging 2019 ended with a big party!” by Michael Greve at
“After the incredible success of the 2019 Undoing Aging Conference, we are pleased to announce Undoing Aging 2020, which will take place in Berlin on May 21–23” by Michael Greve at
“An Interview with Dr. Judith Campisi” by Steve Hill at
“A light-based carrier system for CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing” by Shailesh Prasad at
“Alita: Battle Angel And Open Bionics Team Up For Tilly” by Tracy R. Atkins at
“A Mathematician Just Solved a Deceptively Simple Puzzle That Has Boggled Minds for 64 Years” by Quinn Sena at
“Amazon is Planning to Launch Thousands of Satellites to Offer High-Speed Internet” by Tracy R. Atkins at
“An Interview with Yuri Deigin of Youthereum Genetics” by Steve Hill at
“‘A terrible, terrible thing’: NASA said India’s satellite destruction created so much space junk it now threatens the safety of the International Space Station” by Tracy R. Atkins at
“The brain’s auto-complete function” by Xavier Rosseel at
“Can human mortality be hacked?” by Paul Battista at
“Chinese, US researchers create monkeys with human-like brain development” by Carse Peel at
“Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument lenses get their first look at space” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“DARPA thinks tardigrades could help scientists ‘freeze’ injured soldiers in time” by Carse Peel at
“Evolutionary changes played a crucial role in industrialization, study finds” by Xavier Rosseel at
“First-of-Its-Kind HIV Therapy Draws out the Virus, Then Kills It” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“Freaky Eight-Letter DNA Could Be the Stuff Aliens Are Made Of” by Quinn Sena at
“The Futurists (1967) | Scientists Predict The 21st Century” by Marco Monfils at
“Getting a big look at tiny particles” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“Google AI Ethics Council Is Falling Apart After a Week” by Tracy R. Atkins at
“Google is hosting a global contest to develop AI that’s beneficial for humanity” by Derick Lee at
“Head Transplant: How far have we come?” by Paul Battista at
“Israel’s Beresheet Lunar Lander Moves Into Moon Orbit” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“Israeli Company’s New Cutting-Edge Cancer Treatment” by Paul Battista at
‘Jumping genes’ drive many cancers” by Xavier Rosseel at
“Liquid crystals could help deflect laser pointer attacks on aircraft” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“‘The Matrix’ 20 Years Later: The Artificial Intelligence Lives in Us” by Derick Lee at
“‘The Mice Became Smarter’: New Treatment Restores Aging Brains” by Quinn Sena at
“‘Molecular surgery’ reshapes living tissue with electricity but no incisions” by Paul Battista at
“My Experiences At Undoing Aging 2019” by Steve Hill at
“New plane wing moves like a bird’s and could radically change aircraft design” by Michael Lance at
“NASA released a stunning photo showing two galaxies colliding” by Michael Lance at
“No AI in humor: R2-D2 walks into a bar, doesn’t get the joke” by Michael Lance at
“Sorry, graphene-borophene is the new wonder material that’s got everyone excited” by Klaus Baldauf at
“Spinach Turns Into Beating Heart” by Shailesh Prasad at
“Therapy that Dramatically Slows Alzheimer’s has Passed Final Clinical Phase” by Steve Hill at
“This company wants to deliver a baby in space and prepare humanity for a life beyond Earth” by Klaus Baldauf at
“The Ultimate in Personalized Medicine: Your Body on a Chip” by Klaus Baldauf at
“Using AI to Make Better AI” by Quinn Sena at
“Would You Allow Your Children To Be Alone With a Robot?” by B.J. Murphy at

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