Lifeboat News #227


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 06/01/21. Copyright 2021 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

2021 Space Renaissance Congress

The free 2021 Space Renaissance Congress will be held June 26–30 in cyberspace. Our Adriano V. Autino, Gary Barnhard, Howard Bloom, Bernard Foing, Al Globus, Brett Hoffstadt, Christina Korp, Thomas Matula, Charles Ostman, Joe Pelton, Manuel Perez, Giulio Prisco, Chris Smedley, Mike Snead, Rick Tumlinson, Steven Wolfe, Bart Womack, Arthur Woods, and Bob Zubrin will be speaking.
Learn more at


Mishari Al Hasawi joins our blog team with the post “Spermageddon: are humans going extinct?” at
Atanas Atanasov joins our blog team with the post “Virgin Galactic: Extraordinary launch video previews space tourism” at
Joe Bennett joins our blog team with the post “Faecal transplantation: the cure for forgetfulness?” at
Scott Bleackley joins our blog team with the post “New quantum material discovered” at
Randy Campbell joins our blog team with the post “Is Mars Heck?” at
Logan Collins joins our blog team with the post “Gigadalton-scale DNA origami nanostructures explained” at
Alan DeRossett joins our blog team with the post “U-Smell-It honored in global $6M XPRIZE Rapid Covid Testing Competition” at
Hiel Salming Gagarin joins our blog team with the post “Samsung Develops a Very Fast 512GB DDR5 Memory Module” at
Faith Jones joins our blog team with the post “Could blocking the sun save the planet?” at
Steve Jordan joins our blog team with the post “Ultra-thin lithium offers a solid platform for high-capacity batteries” at
Lawrence Klaes joins our blog team with the post “Why studying Uranus and Neptune could help us find habitable planets in other solar systems” at
Michael Taylor joins our blog team with the post “Antibiofilm and antivirulence potential of silver nanoparticles against multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii” at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
“Activating Genes With a Smartwatch to Control Insulin Production” by Jason Blain at
“Age Resetting Genes Going to Human Studies in Two Years” by Kevin Huang at
“A mid-air error led NASA’s Mars helicopter to tilt wildly back and forth in its latest flight — but it landed safely” by Alberto Lao at
“An atom chip interferometer that could detect quantum gravity” by Quinn Sena at
“Arctic rotifer lives after 24,000 years in a frozen state” by Quinn Sena at
“A Vaccine Patch Could Someday Be An Ouchless Option” by Poopeh Morakkabati at
“Biologists Construct a ‘Periodic Table’ for Cell Nuclei — And Discover Something Strange, Baffling, and Unexpected” at
“Cancer cells hibernate to survive chemotherapy, finds study” by Hiel Salming Gagarin at
“China releases first image of landing areas of its Mars rover” by Alberto Lao at
“Closest cosmic explosion challenges popular theory” by Atanas Atanasov at
“Clouds on Mars and more: Understand the world through 9 images” by Atanas Atanasov at
“Computer simulations of the brain can predict language recovery in stroke survivors” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“Could digital currencies put banks out of business?” by Derick Lee at
“Despite Chip Shortage, Chip Innovation Is Booming” by Derick Lee at
“DNA Jumps Between Animal Species. No One Knows How Often” by Jamal Simpson at
“Electrons Waiting Their Turn: New Model Explains 3D Quantum Material” by Genevieve Klien at
“First evidence of cell membrane molecules in space” by Hiel Salming Gagarin at
“Does Freezing the Brain’s ‘Connectome’ Offer Hope of Immortality?” by Paul Battista at
“First fully reusable, entirely 3D-printed rocket” by Future Timeline at
“Gene That Could Help Prevent or Delay Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease Identified” by Paul Battista at
“High-density hard drive packed with graphene stores 10 times the data” by Hiel Salming Gagarin at
“High-performance brain-to-text communication via handwriting” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“Humans Can Learn How to ‘Echolocate’ in Just 10 Weeks, Experiment Shows” by Jason Blain at
“Intermittent fasting in mice effective at promoting long term memory retention” by Kevin Huang at
“Limit on lab-grown human embryos dropped” by Derick Lee at
“Microsoft boss: Orwell’s 1984 could be life in 2024” by Poopeh Morakkabati at
“Nanotech batteries will charge 70 times faster than lithium-ion” by Future Timeline at
“New drone is first to reach Level 4 autonomy” by Future Timeline at
“New ocean spaceport reveals SpaceX’s next chapter” by Atanas Atanasov at
“Physics without time” by Prem Vijaywargi at
“Space Force Chief Scientist: ‘Human Augmentation’ Is Now Necessary” by Carse Peel at
“SpaceX will launch four private astronaut missions to the Space Station through 2023” by Genevieve Klien at
“Stabilizing gassy electrolytes could make ultra-low temperature batteries safer” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“Stars Made of Antimatter Might Be Lurking in the Universe” by Quinn Sena at
“Study links blood cell mutations to increased infection risk with age” by Kevin Huang at
“The military is funding a ‘living pharmacy’ scientists can stick inside you” by Shane Hinshaw at
“These bionic boots make you feel like a superhuman” by Shane Hinshaw at
“Trials Begin For Lozenge That Rebuilds Tooth Enamel” by Paul Battista at
“The Sudden Rise of the Coronavirus Lab-Leak Theory” by Poopeh Morakkabati at
“Viruses genetically engineered to kill bacteria rescue girl with antibiotic-resistant infection” by Shane Hinshaw at
“We’ve created oxygen on Mars” by Alberto Lao at
“World’s smallest single-chip system can be injected into the body” by Jason Blain at

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