Lifeboat News #182

#182

Lifeboat News

This issue published on 09/01/17. Copyright 2017 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Berkeley Stanford China Forum

The Berkeley Stanford China Forum will be held Oct 7-8 and will be focused on tech innovation and entrepreneurship. Confirmed speakers include Michael Seibel (CEO of Y Combinator), Patrick Lee (Co-Founder of Rotten Tomatoes), and Xue Ding (Co-Founder and COO of Ofo).
 
Learn more at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/berkeley-s...67916547

100 Year Starship 2016-2017 Canopus Award

Finalists for the 100 Year Starship 2016-17 Canopus Award include our Buzz Aldrin, James Blodgett, and Allen Steele in multiple categories.
 
We'll have an update when we know the winners!

Videos

Watch "Cryonics: Fantasy or a Bridge to the Future?" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1xHpp4FwbU
 
Watch "Effective Altruism: How to Evaluate Hard-To-Measure Approaches" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvBC2GRey_U
 
Watch "NanoMind: AI-Powered Nano Design" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S124HrXiqMc

Books

Read the paperback version of "The Telomerase Revolution: The Enzyme That Holds the Key to Human Aging and Will Lead to Longer, Healthier Lives" at http://amzn.to/2fj9pRR. This book was authored by our Michael Fossel.

Articles

Read "The Business of Anti-Aging Science" at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar...17301713

Blog

Brady Chambers joins our blog team with the post "Researchers Discover Key to Brain Aging" at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/resea...in-aging
 
Paul Gonçalves joins our blog team with the post "Changes in the Nucleolus are a Possible Aging Biomarker" at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/chang...iomarker
 
Amberley Levine joins our blog team with the post "Elon Musk's Neuralink Gets $27 Million to Merge Humans and Machines" at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/elon-...machines
 
Patrick Tucker joins our blog team with the post "Can the US Military Re-Invent the Microchip for the AI Era?" at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/can-t...e-ai-era
 
Recent interesting blog posts include:
 
"Amputee Makes History with APL’s Modular Prosthetic Limb" by Lily Graca at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/amput...tic-limb
 
"Bad News is Good News for Bitcoin Investors" by Philip Raymond at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/bad-n...nvestors
 
"China Upgrading Milky Way 2 Supercomputer to 95 Petaflops" by Roman Mednitzer at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/china...etaflops
 
"Chinese robot dentist is first to fit implants in patient's mouth without any human involvement" by Derick Lee at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/chine...olvement
 
"DARPA funds Reaction Engines hypersonic precooler tests" by Klaus Baldauf at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/darpa...er-tests
 
"Dubai Stages First Public Test of Drone Taxis" by Dan Kummer at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/dubai...ne-taxis
 
"Dyson to make electric cars by 2020" by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/dyson...-by-2020
 
"Fathers pass on four times as many new genetic mutations as mothers — study" by Aleksandar Vukovic at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/fathe...rs-study
 
"Forget 'live fast, die young' — do the opposite instead" by Steve Hill at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/forge...-instead
 
"Four Ways We Can 'Swallow the Doctor'" by Brady Hartman at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/four-...e-doctor
 
"The Future the US Military is Constructing: a Giant, Armed Nervous System" by Patrick Tucker at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/the-f...s-system
 
"Gene Therapy and Drug Combination Reverses MS in Mice" by Steve Hill at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/gene-...-in-mice
 
"Genetically-modified wheat used to make coeliac-friendly bread" by Dan Kummer at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/genet...ly-bread
 
"German Party for Health Research: Together Against Age-related Diseases" by Elena Milova at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/germa...diseases
 
"Hospital Captures First Commercial Volta GPU Based DGX-1 Systems" by Roman Mednitzer at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/hospi...-systems
 
"How do you grow bone in a lab? Good vibrations" by Nancie Hunter at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/how-d...brations
 
"Humanity will be lost" by Zoltan Istvan at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/human...-be-lost
 
"Investors should wake up to Japan's robotic future" by Derick Lee at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/inves...c-future
 
"A Japanese doctor who studied longevity — and lived to 105 — reveals the key to living a long life" by Bryan Gatton at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/a-jap...ong-life
 
"Maker of graphics cards to supply Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent with chips that run AI five times faster" by Derick Lee at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/maker...s-faster
 
"Malicious code written into DNA infects the computer that reads it" by Klaus Baldauf at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/malic...reads-it
 
"Modifying Neutrophil Behavior for Stroke Recovery" by Steve Hill at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/modif...recovery
 
"Mum begged doc to 'chip' daughter in case 'radical' dad takes her to Syria" by Zoltan Istvan at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/mum-b...to-syria
 
"New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains" by Aleksandar Vukovic at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/new-a...-strains
 
"New type of supercomputer could be based on 'magic dust' combination of light and matter" by Klaus Baldauf at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/new-t...d-matter
 
"Researchers Claim They Just Invented The 'Ultimate' Method for Quantum Computing" by Saúl Morales Rodriguéz at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/resea...omputing
 
"Robot farmers have successfully planted and harvested barley" by Dan Kummer at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/robot...d-barley
 
"Russia and US will cooperate to build moon’s first space station" by Brett Gallie II at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/russi...-station
 
"Scientists at the University of Southern California found a way to synchronise drones so they fly like a flock of birds" by Shailesh Prasad at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/scien...of-birds
 
"Scientists create world's first 'molecular robot' capable of building molecules" by Paul Gonçalves at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/scien...olecules
 
"Take a look inside Alibaba's smart warehouse where robots do 70% of the work" by Shailesh Prasad at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/take-...the-work
 
"Transhumanism: Could we live forever?" by Lily Graca at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/trans...bbc-news
 
"US military invests $900 million on next generation microchips for AI" by John Gallagher at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/us-mi...s-for-ai
 
"The Way We Get Power Is About to Change Forever" by Montie Adkins at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/the-w...-forever
 
"We Can Now Grow Human Bones From Stem Cells" by Shailesh Prasad at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/we-ca...em-cells
 
"Why Are These People Eating Worms to Be Healthy? (part I)" by Brady Hartman at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/why-a...y-part-i
 
"Why Are These People Eating Worms to Be Healthy? (part II)" by Brady Hartman at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/why-a...-part-ii
 
"Will artificial intelligence mean the end of jobs?" by Alexandra Whittington at https://lifeboat.com/blog/2017/09/will-...-of-jobs

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