Lifeboat News #207


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 10/01/19. Copyright 2019 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Cities in Space 2020

Cities in Space 2020 will be held February 28, 2020 in Austin, Texas.
Our Janet Ivey and Rick Tumlinson will be speaking. Our Holly Melear is organizing this conference.
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The Sigma Xi 2019 Annual Meeting & Student Research Conference

The Sigma Xi 2019 Annual Meeting & Student Research Conference will be held November 14–17 in Madison, Wisconsin.
Sigma Xi honors excellence in scientific investigation and encourages a sense of companionship and cooperation among researchers in all fields of science and engineering.
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GSA 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting

The GSA 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting “Strength in Age: Harnessing the Power of Networks” will be held November 13–17 in Austin, Texas. This meeting is devoted to the advancement of gerontological research, learning, and practice.
Our Holly M. Brown-Borg and Matt Kaeberlein are on the program committee.
Register for the free public lecture Living in Dog Years: The Science of How Dogs Age & Implications for Humans at
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Space Settlement Summit 2019

Space Settlement Summit 2019 will be held November 13–14 in Pasadena, California.
Our Dallas Bienhoff and Mark Hopkins will be speaking.


Recent interesting blog posts include:
“Building Solar Panels in Space Might be as Easy as Clicking Print” by Klaus Baldauf at
“Caltech’s latest creation: A hovering, bird-like robot that could someday explore Mars” by Roger Dufur at
“David Pearce — The Anatomy of Happiness” by Mark Larkento at
“Drug combination preserves cognitive function in mice with Alzheimer’s disease” by Paul Battista at
“EpiBone’s Bone Growing Process” by Shailesh Prasad at
“Light-activated pancreatic cells produce insulin on demand” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“Living skin can now be 3D-printed with blood vessels included” by Shailesh Prasad at
“NASA Is Considering Whether to Send an Orbiter to Pluto” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“New Battery Lets Electric Cars Go 200 Miles on a 10-Minute Charge” by Omuterema Akhahenda at
“OffWorld’s Smart Robots Could Swarm Solar System to Help Astronauts and Settlers” by Klaus Baldauf at
“Opinion: Why we should be worried about artificial intelligence on Wall Street” by Derick Lee at `
“Scientists 3D-Printed Living Skin, Complete With Blood Vessels” by Omuterema Akhahenda at
“Scientists successfully create age-resistant mice with hyper-long telomeres” by Paul Battista at
“The Race For Quantum Supremacy” by Derick Lee at
“This AI Decodes Your Brainwaves and Draws What You’re Looking at” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“This ancient rock is changing our theory on the origin of life” by Paul Battista at
“UCF Researchers Discover Mechanisms for the Cause of the Big Bang” by Paul Battista at
“Using an accurate measurement of the parameters of planetary bodies to constrain the mass of the graviton” by Shailesh Prasad at
“What if We Nuke a City?” by Pat Maechler at

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