Lifeboat News #241


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 08/01/22. Copyright 2022 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Maximon Longevity Prize Update

Enter to win the Maximon Longevity Prize which is valued at over 50,000 US dollars. Judges include our Evelyne Yehudit Bischof, João Pedro de Magalhães, Collin Ewald, Brian Kennedy, and Ashish Rajput.
The Maximon Longevity Prize for Translational Research awards outstanding breakthrough research in the field of longevity that can be translated for clinical or non-clinical applications and has the potential to substantially increase healthspan or lifespan of humans.
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Aging Research & Drug Discovery 2022

Aging Research & Drug Discovery 2022 will be held August 29–September 2 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Our Nir Barzilai, Evelyne Bischof, Judith Campisi, João Pedro de Magalhães, Kristen Fortney, Vadim Gladyshev, Vera Gorbunova, Steve Horvath, Matt Kaeberlein, Brian Kennedy, Gordan Lauc, Morgan Levine, Andrea B. Maier, Morten Scheibye-Knudsen, and Alex Zhavoronkov will be speaking/particpating.
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DEF CON 30 will be held August 11–14 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Our Richard Thieme will be speaking.
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Ending Age-Related Diseases 2022

Ending Age-Related Diseases 2022 will be held August 11–14 in cyberspace.
Our Sebastian A. Brunemeier, Keith Comito, Greg Fahy, Michael Geer, Vadim Gladyshev, Steve Hill, Steve Horvath, Brian Kennedy, Gordan Lauc, Michael Lustgarten, Tim Maupin, Matthew O’Connor, Kevin Perrott, Mike P. Sinn, and Hannah Went will be speaking/participating.
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The Future Forum

The Future Forum will be held August 4–7 in San Francisco, USA. Our Allison Duettmann and Anders Sandberg will be speaking.
250 bright individuals will gather in a welcoming South San Francisco mansion, mingle with many of the voices thinking and working on improving the future of humanity, and we will co-create one-on-one conversations, fireside chats, workshops, and more.
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The Interpretable Natural Language Processing (Inlp) AGI-22 Workshop

The Interpretable Natural Language Processing (INLP) AGI-22 Workshop will be held August 19–22 in Seattle, Washington and in cyberspace.
Our Anton Kolonin and Linas Vepstas will be speaking/participating.
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Liberty International World Conference 2022

The Liberty International World Conference 2022 will be held August 11–15 in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Our José Luis Cordeiro will be speaking/participating.
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NewSpace Conference 2022

NewSpace Conference 2022 will be held August 24–26 in Seattle, Washington.
Our Rick Tumlinson will be speaking.
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TAFFD’s Gen4IR Summit Update IV

TAFFD’s Gen4IR Summit will be held August 16–17 in Sun City, South Africa.
Our Kevin Allen, Bill Andrews, Ùgò Chúkwú, José Luis Cordeiro, Aubrey de Grey, Edward Hudgins, Al Karaki, 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.
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Read “The End of Astronauts” coauthored by our Martin Rees at
Read “Falling Up: How to get to Proxima Centauri” by our Mike McCulloch at
Read “Future Bright, Future Grimm: Transhumanist Tales for Mother Nature’s Offspring” by our D.J. MacLennan at
Read “If It’s Smart, It’s Vulnerable” by our Mikko Hyppönen at
Read “Science and the Skeptic: Discerning Fact from Fiction” by our Marc Zimmer at


Read the sci-fi, sci-fact play “Coffeehouse Magik” by our Coni Ciongoli-Koepfinger at


Tristan Hambling joins our blog team with the post “The true size and power of James Webb Space Telescope’s new guide camera(FGS) deep field image. [8k]” at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
“A novel 3D printing technique produces objects out of resin in mere seconds” by Genevieve Klien at
“A Recent Discovery Could Unravel the Mystery of Martian Methane” by Dirk Schulze-Makuch at
“After months spent in space, it is very hard for an astronaut to walk on earth” by Muhammad Furqan at
“AI Inventing Its Own Culture, Passing It On to Humans, Sociologists Find” by Dan Kummer at
“Algae ponds could sequester gigatons of carbon” by Future Timeline at
“Antarctic bacteria live on air and make their own water using hydrogen as fuel” by Raphael Ramos at
“Bottling the sun” by Claudio Soprano at
“China launches an autonomous mothership full of autonomous drones” by Shubham Ghosh Roy at
“Death-Bringing ‘Brain Tsunamis’ Have Been Observed in Humans” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at
“Disney build some of the most incredible robots” by Shailesh Prasad at
“ETH Zürich’s ANYmal has made major strides since it first burst onto the scene” by Shailesh Prasad at
“Google AI Introduces Minerva: A Natural Language Processing (NLP) Model That Solves Mathematical Questions” by Jose Ruben Rodriguez Fuentes at
“Gwynne Shotwell, President and COO of SpaceX” by Chris J. Kent at
“Hackers steal WhatsApp accounts using call forwarding trick” by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at
“How Logs of Fruit Pulp Replace Firewood and Charcoal | World Wide Waste” by Raphael Ramos at
“How to Make the Universe Think for Us” by Dan Breeden at
“The Human Heart Can Repair Itself, And We Now Know Which Cells Are Crucial For It” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at
“Krafft Ehricke: ‘Lunar Industrialization & Settlement—Birth of Polyglobal Civilization’” by Adriano Autino at
“Liz Parrish interviewed by María Zabay for the Spanish newspaper ‘Ok Diario’ (English & Spanish)” by Andrés Grases at
“‘Look 25 Even At 40’ Scientists Now Make Old Skin Cells Younger!” by Shubham Ghosh Roy at
“Making stem cells with chemicals” by Montie Adkins at
“Musical molecules: A new language for chemistry” by Jose Ruben Rodriguez Fuentes at
“NASA Says Space Debris Will Definitely Slam Into the James Webb Space Telescope” by Alberto Lao at
“New messages to aliens bring up two crucial ethical questions” by Atanas Atanasov at
“New record solar cell efficiency” by Future Timeline at
“New technique produces hydrogen from banana peels within a few milliseconds” by Raphael Ramos at
“The newest meatless meat is made from air” by Omuterema Akhahenda at
“Paper-based semiconductor aids the drive for sustainable electronics” by Jose Ruben Rodriguez Fuentes at
“The Perseverance Rover of NASA captured a flying object on Mars” by Melvin Louis at
“Planning a Career Path in the Face of Disruptive 21st Century Change” by Len Rosen at
“Researchers teleport quantum information across rudimentary quantum network” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at
“Scientists announce a breakthrough in determining life’s origin on Earth—and maybe Mars” by Nicholi Avery at
“Scientists Can Now Fully 3D-Print Wood In A Lab — Without Cutting Any Trees” by Shubham Ghosh Roy at
“Scientists Have Sequenced the DNA of a 2000-Year-Old Human From Pompeii” by Genevieve Klien at
“Scientists successfully grow plants in Moon soil” by Quinn Sena at
“Scientists turn tomatoes into a rich source for vitamin D” by Shane Hinshaw at
“Sea corals are source of sought-after ‘anti-cancer’ compound” by Josh Seeherman at
“SpaceX Starship explosion: Elon Musk outlines next step before orbital flight” by Tristan Hambling at
“The Tesseract: between mediated consciousness and embodiment” by Brent Ellman at
“This robot can harvest tomatoes without damaging them” by Shailesh Prasad at
“Were Humans the First and Only Intelligent Species on Earth?” by Dirk Schulze-Makuch at
“ZeroAvia and Shell to build mobile refuelers for hydrogen aircraft in California” by Jamal Simpson at

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