Lifeboat News #178


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 05/01/17. Copyright 2017 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

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Jim Mellon

Jim Mellon, Co-Chairman and Founder of Mann Bioinvest, joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
Learn more at
Read "Brit Billionaire Jim Mellon Says Biotech Is The Best Investment Now" at


Yugal Agrawal joins our blog team with the post "Simulations Show Superfluid Helium Behaves Like a Black Hole" at
Dave Holt joins our blog team with the post "Are We Building Artificial Brains And Uploading Minds To The Cloud Right Now?" at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
"3D Printed Bionic Skin Will Help Humans and Machines Merge" by Alexander Rodionov at
"400 Burger Per Hour Robot Will Put Teenagers Out Of Work" by Shane Hinshaw at
"A NASA rocket is going to blast colored clouds into space — here's how to see them" by Brett Gallie II at
"Behind The Scenes at AeroFarms" by Dan Kummer at
"Bionic knee brace" by Shane Hinshaw at
"Building the Public Goods of the Twenty-First Century" by Derick Lee at
"China Shatters 'Spooky Action at a Distance' Record, Preps for Quantum Internet" by Dan Kummer at
"Didier Coeurnelle — Life Extension and Existential Risks" by Steve Hill at
"Did you know there are Ship Elevators?" by Shailesh Prasad at
"Elon Musk Just Published His Plan to Colonize Mars" by Brett Gallie II at
"Exploring the High Energy Universe with the Cherenkov Telescope Array" by Roman Mednitzer at
"First digital signature between ESA and Estonia on ICT collaboration for space" by Roman Mednitzer at
"Getting Real About Interstellar Probes" by Bruce Dorminey at
"Head Transplant Doctor Reports Successful Repair of Spinal Cord in Rats" by Shailesh Prasad at
"Implanted cells cure blindness" by Joseph Anoop George at
"India Plans to Only be Using Electric Cars by 2030" by Yugal Agrawal at
"LEAF Panel: How to Promote Longevity? ft. Drs. Aubrey de Grey, Alexandra Stolzing, Oliver Medvedik" by Steve Hill at
"Los Angeles mayor sounds open to Elon Musk's tunneling plan" by Dan Kummer at
"Magnetic space tug could target dead satellites" by Klaus Baldauf at
"Making Humans a Multi-Planetary Species" by Aleksandar Vukovic at
"Meet the Gömböc: The World's Only Artificial Self-righting Shape" by Yugal Agrawal at
"NASA finds 10 new potentially habitable 'Earth-like' worlds" by Aleksandar Vukovic at
"Parallel Realities, The Multiverse And Consciousness" by Dave Holt at
"Researchers build first deployable, walking, soft robot" by Klaus Baldauf at
"Scientists Reverse DNA Damage in Mice. Human Trials are Next" by Steve Hill at
"SeaWorld VR Roller Coaster" by Shailesh Prasad at
"Tech Giant (FANG) Valuations, Bitcoin — London Tech Week" by Brett Gallie II at
"This Artificially Intelligent Robot Composes and Performs Its Own Music" by Sean Brazell at
"This Self-Flying Drone Is a Taxi That Can Fly 30 Miles" by Bryan Gatton at
"This Tattoo Changes Colors As Your Blood Sugar Levels Change" by Bryan Gatton at
"Weather Modification Is Real. Here's How It Works" by Shane Hinshaw at
"When artificial intelligence is bad news for the boss" by Derick Lee at
"Why Interstellar Travel Will Be Possible Sooner Than You Think" by Klaus Baldauf at

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