Link Festival 2015, Melbourne

Introduction

Nobel prize contender San Thang cut from CSIRO
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/nobel-prize-contender-san-thang-cut-from-csiro-20141201-11xvaf.html

Credit Suisse reveals Australians are the richest in the world — and we know why
http://www.news.com.au/finance/real-estate/credit-suisse-reveals-australians-are-the-richest-in-the-world-and-we-know-why/story-fncq3era-1227091466966

Australian Government investment in science reaches 30-year low
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/australian-government-investment-in-science-reaches-30year-low-20140929-10lbwk.html)

Positive News

What stories got you talking in 2014? 
http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2014/12/specials/yir-top-stories-vote/

Global Health Observatory 
http://www.who.int/gho/mortality_burden_disease/life_tables/en/)

Wealth & Health of Nations
bit.ly/1E03F3A

Guinea Worm Disease: Worldwide Case Totals 
http://www.cartercenter.org/health/guinea_worm/case-totals.html

AIDS has reached a tipping point
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/01/health-aids-idUSL6N0TK0UC20141201

The causes of a welcome trend 
http://www.economist.com/news/international/21620223-setting-goals-helped-save-young-lives-causes-welcome-trend

The World Bank’s Poverty Overview 
http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/poverty/overview

Global Rise of Education 
http://ourworldindata.org/data/education-knowledge/global-rise-of-education/

Literacy - Empirical View 
http://ourworldindata.org/data/education-knowledge/literacy/

5 Reasons Why 2013 Was The Best Year In Human History 
http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/12/11/3036671/2013-certainly-year-human-history/

How to think about technology

News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2013/apr/12/news-is-bad-rolf-dobelli)

Why The Washing Machine Was The Greatest Invention Of The Industrial Revolution 
http://www.businessinsider.com.au/hans-rosling-washing-machine-2014-1

The mobile revolution

A World Transfixed by Screens 
http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2015/01/a-world-transfixed-by-screens/384296/#

$30 smartphones are here—and they’re getting better every day 
http://qz.com/314285/30-smartphones-are-here-and-theyre-getting-better-every-day/

Bitcoin Blazes New Trail In Emerging Markets
http://techcrunch.com/2015/02/11/bitcoin-blazes-new-trail-in-emerging-markets/#zhjKFl:ouY

3-D Printing

Japanese Researchers Close to 3D Printing Human Body Parts
http://www.seriouswonder.com/japanese-researchers-close-3d-printing-human-body-parts/
An Overview of All 25 Parts NASA & Made In Space Have 3D Printed in Space 
http://3dprint.com/40026/3d-printing-in-space/
Voltera, The Electronics Printer, Launches To Much Fanfare
http://techcrunch.com/2015/02/11/voltera-the-electronics-printer-launches-to-much-fanfare/

Nanotechnology

The Stuff of “Fantastic Voyage” Nanomotors Travel Through Blood
http://www.darkgovernment.com/news/the-stuff-of-fantastic-voyage-nanomotors-travel-through-blood/

Cancer-fighting Robots 
http://harvardmagazine.com/2012/09/cancer-fighting-robots#article-images)

Robots (co-bots!)

Elon Musk says next year's Tesla cars will be able to self-drive 90 percent of the time 
http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/2/6894875/elon-musk-says-next-years-tesla-cars-will-be-able-to-self-drive-90-percent-of-the-time

Autonomous Cars Are Closer Than You Think
http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/18/autonomous-cars-are-closer-than-you-think/

Elon Musk: Don't fall asleep at the wheel for another 5 years 
http://www.cnet.com/news/elon-musk-sees-autonomous-cars-ready-sooner-than-previously-thought/

Gone Parkin’ 
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/29/opinion/29shoup.html?_r=0

World report on road traffic injury prevention 
http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/publications/road_traffic/world_report/en/

Look Mom, No Hands! 
http://www.detroitchamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/AutofactsAnalystNoteUSFeb2013FINAL.pdf

Transportation and Greenhouse Gas Emissions 
http://climate.dot.gov/about/transportations-role/overview.html

Energy

Will New Technologies Give Critical Boost to Solar Power?http://e360.yale.edu/feature/will_new_technologies_give_critical_boost_to_solar_power/2832/

Solar at grid parity in most of world by 2017 
http://reneweconomy.com.au/2015/solar-grid-parity-world-2017

Why have the IEA’s projections of renewables growth been so much lower than the out-turn?https://onclimatechangepolicydotorg.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/why-have-the-ieas-projections-of-renewables-growth-been-so-much-lower-than-the-out-turn/