Lifeboat News #238


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 05/01/22. Copyright 2022 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

The SLS: Too Expensive for Exploration?

Read Special Report “The SLS: too expensive for exploration?” by our John Strickland at
Many members of the space community have spoken out strongly against NASA’s plans to develop the Space Launch System (SLS), disparagingly called the “Senate Launch System” by some and the “Franken-Rocket” by others. It should be noted for fairness that, to a large degree, this wrong design has been forced on NASA by a Congress bent on keeping current space jobs in their current locations.

TAFFD’s Gen4IR Summit Update II

TAFFD’s Gen4IR Summit will be held August 16–17 in Sun City, South Africa.
Our José Luis Cordeiro, Aubrey de Grey, Edward Hudgins, Pius Adewale Owolawi, Kgomotsego Brenda Ramokopelwa, Sarita Sharma, Rohit Talwar, and Natasha Vita-More will be speaking/participating. This summit is devoted to accelerating our Singularity future for development in Africa.
Learn more at


Recent interesting blog posts include:
“A new cosmic dawn: The Webb Telescope’s first color images are arriving soon” by Atanas Atanasov at
“After 404 Days on Mars, Perseverance Has Finally Spotted Its Parachute” by Alberto Lao at
“Artificial cell membrane channels composed of DNA can be opened and locked with a key” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“Cheap gel film pulls buckets of drinking water per day from thin air” by Michael Taylor at
“Compound From Cardamom Spice Can Kill Aggressive Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at
“Could an Atlas of the Brain’s Genome Solve Neuropsychiatric Disorders?” by Dan Breeden at
“Dr. George Church—Gene Therapy and Aging” by Montie Adkins at
“Explainer: How ‘Common Prosperity’ is Changing China” by Chima Wisdom at
“Extraterrestrial photosynthesis” by Brent Ellman at
“Far-UVC light zaps airborne pathogens in realistic conditions” by Dan Kummer at
“First Human Trial of Experimental Cancer-Killing Virus Underway” by Shane Hinshaw at
“Future pandemic risks are increasing” by Future Timeline at
“The Ideal Qubit? Future Quantum Computers Could Crunch Data With Single Electrons on Neon Ice” by Dan Breeden at
“Imec Presents Sub-1nm Process and Transistor Roadmap Until 2036: From Nanometers to the Angstrom Era” by Jamal Simpson at
“In 30 years, people will be able to leave their bodies and move their minds ‘to the cloud’” by Paul Battista at
“Inside the space hotel scheduled to open in 2025” by Genevieve Klien at
“Is Solar Energy from Outer Space in Our Future? — Part One: Building a Geosynchronous Solar Power Plant” by Len Rosen at
“Jeff Bezos Wants Manufacturing to Move Off Planet and NASA is Exploring the Possibilities” by Len Rosen at
“Kathryn Coulter Mitchell — R&D For US Security & Resilience — Science & Technology Directorate — DHS” by Ira S. Pastor at
“Lasers reveal ‘lost’ pre-Hispanic civilization deep in the Amazon” by Genevieve Klien at
“Memory Is Formed Through Rewiring of Global Network Among Pre-existing Local Neuronal Ensembles” by Dan Kummer at
“NASA chooses two companies to build spacesuits for its 21st century Moonwalkers” by Eric Klien at
“NASA is about to broadcast a message to the universe. Should they?” by Chima Wisdom at
“New method allows robot vision to identify occluded objects” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“‘No idea’ passenger lands Florida plane as pilot falls ill” by Muhammad Furqan at
“Quantifying Biological Age: Blood Test #3 in 2022” by Mike Lustgarten at
“Scientists engineer a bacteria to produce a drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease” by Gemechu Taye at
“Scientists make further inroads into reversing ageing process of cells” by Dan Kummer at
“Scientists Reverse Aging in Skin up to 40 Years! (May 2022 Science Update)” by Jeff Myers at
“Smart roof coating uses physics trick to warm or cool the house, depending on the season” by Shane Hinshaw at
“Solar cell keeps working long after sun sets” by Chima Wisdom at
“Stephen Hawking’s final book suggests time travel may one day be possible — here’s what to make of it” by Dan Breeden at
“The Stunning New ‘Air Yacht’ Is a Catamaran That Floats to the Skies” by Gemechu Taye at
“The Sun was eerily quiet for 70 years. A nearby star could explain why” by Alberto Lao at
“These stingless bees make medicinal honey. Some call it a ‘miracle liquid.’” by Genevieve Klien at
“Time” by Melvin Louis at
“Transfusion of brain fluid from young mice is a memory-elevating elixir for old animals” by Paul Battista at
“UMN research shows people can control robotic arm with their minds” by Omuterema Akhahenda at
“United Kingdom Declares Octopuses, Squids Are Sentient Beings” by Quinn Sena at
“US Navy shoots down drone with electric-powered laser in historic first” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at
“Voyager 1 Space Probe Is Suddenly Sending NASA Wacky Data” by Melvin Louis at
“World’s smallest remote-controlled walking robot” by Future Timeline at

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