Humans in History - known people and their achievements | a new UOAH Resource

The UOAH Flag

There's Now an Artificial Cartilage Gel Strong Enough to Work in Knees

The hydrogel under the pressure of a kettlebell

Efficient Alloy-Based Solar Panels Created Free of Toxic Metals

The DGIST team's lab-scale CZTSSe solar cells

SpaceX's 1st Crew Dragon with astronauts docks at space station in historic rendezvous

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship

Brain implant lets man with paralysis move and feel with his hand

Ian Burkhart is able to grasp and feel objects again

Pallas cat and kitten | A change of pace for this month. I hope you are staying safe and healthy!

A Pallas Cat emerges from its den

Smithsonian Open Access - Download, Share, and Reuse Millions of the Smithsonian's Images | the latest addition to the Resources

Create. Imagine. Discover. Smithsonian Open Access

Discovery of new T-cell raises prospect of 'universal' cancer therapy

Cardiff University's Professor Andrew Sewell with Research Fellow Garry Dolton

Injecting the flu vaccine into a tumor gets the immune system to attack it

Flu Vaccines

International Rescue Committee - Helping People whose Lives and Livelihoods are Shattered by Conflict and Disaster to Survive, Recover, and Gain Control of their Future | the most recent addition to the Causes

IRC - International Rescue Committee

TeamTrees - Help plant 20 million trees around the globe by January 1st, 2020

The TeamTrees Logo with the Globe and an Astronaut

A Topographic Map of Mars - An interesting infographic from Tabletop Whale | the latest addition to the Resources

Tabletop Whale's Topographic Map of Mars

Scientists discover photovoltaic nanotubes

A graphic rendering of the tungsten disulfide nanotube

In a Lab Accident, Scientists Create the First-Ever Permanently Magnetic Liquid

The permanently magnetized liquid droplets spin in perfect unison

Shatterproof phone screens could be made from seashell-like glass

The layered structure of mother of pearl has inspired a new kind of glass

Electrolyser turns CO2 from air into jet fuel or plastics

Geonhui Lee, PhD candidate, operates an electrolyser capable of transforming dissolved carbonate into CO2 and then into syngas

New Kind of Cancer 'Vaccine' Teaches The Immune System to Destroy Tumours

Cancer Cells

Lab-grown blood vessels given to people who need dialysis

A bioengineered blood vessel

Equal Justice Initiative - Ending Mass Incarceration and Excessive Punishment, Challenging Racial and Economic Injustice, and Protecting Basic Human Rights for the Most Vulnerable People in Society | the most recent addition to the Causes

Equal Justice Initiative

Flag Identifier - Identifying Different Flags Regardless of Usage, Geographic Descent, or Historical Background | the latest addition to the Resources

Flag Identifier

Finally, US hospitals will have to post their prices online

Wading through patient expenses

We Are NASA | NASA announces plans to go to the Moon to stay

Earth and the Moon

America's Top Young Scientist uses AI to improve pancreatic radiotherapy

Rishab Jain competing in the 2018 Young Scientist Challenge

Tommy McCall: The simple genius of a good graphic

Tommy McCall presents a TED talk

New hybrid flow battery can release electricity or hydrogen | could also be recharged in seconds

Team Leader Leroy (Lee) Cronin, the University of Glasgow's Regius Chair of Chemistry

Histography - An Interactive Timeline that Spans Across 14 Billion Years of History, from the Big Bang to 2015 | the latest addition to the Resources

Histography's Interactive Timeline

Anthony Bourdain feat. Serj Tankian in Armenia - Parts Unknown (S11E04) | Another striking glimpse into culture from Anthony's final season of travels

Anthony Bourdain feat. Serj Tankian in Armenia - Parts Unknown (S11E04)

First 3D-printed human corneas

Dr. Steve Swioklo and Professor Che Connon with a dyed cornea

Noninvasive spinal stimulation method enables paralyzed people to regain use of hands, study finds

Opening a Bottle

Doctors have restored the sight of two people in a monumental world first | new steps toward reversing macular degeneration

The Human Eye

Zachariah Mampilly: How protest is redefining democracy around the world

Zachariah Mampilly presents a TED talk

Children get new ears grown from their own cells in world first

After 30 months the new ear looked more like the healthy ear

NASA's Virtual Earth System Laboratory - Interactive Earth Science Simulations

NASA's VESL - Interactive Earth Science Simulations

Earthworms Reproduce in Simulated Mars Soil—a First

NASA's simulated Mars soil and earthworms were used to grow arugula in this Dutch lab

China Invents Rice That Can Grow in Salt Water, Can Feed Over 200 Million People

Scientists in China succeeded in growing the yield of a strain of saltwater-tolerant rice nearly three times their expectation

Tesla Sends Hundreds of Batteries to Puerto Rico

Tesla Sends Hundreds of Batteries to Puerto Rico

Vision of Humanity's Global Peace Index - Providing a Comprehensive Analysis on the State of Peace | the most recent addition to the Resources

Vision of Humanity's Global Peace Index

FairVote - A Nonpartisan Champion of Electoral Reforms that give Voters a Representative Democracy that Works for All Americans | the latest addition to the Causes

FairVote: For a More Perfect Union

OneZoom Tree of Life Explorer - An Interactive Map of the Evolutionary Relationships between Life on our Planet | the most recent addition to the Resources and the Causes

OneZoom Tree of Life Explorer

Project Gutenberg: Encouraging the Creation and Distribution of eBooks | the latest addition to the Resources and the Causes

Free eBooks by Project Gutenberg

NASA Image and Video Library | the most recent addition to the Resources

Aurora Australis viewed from the International Space Station

Freedom of the Press Foundation | the latest addition to the Causes

Freedom of the Press Foundation

Beyond lithium-ion: Researchers reveal a safer, longer-lasting, solid-state battery alternative

Physicist John Goodenough, co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery

A new HIV vaccine therapy method lets five patients kick the daily drugs

An electron microscopic image of the human immunodeficiency virus on human lymphocytes

Did Harvard really create the "holy grail" of solid metallic hydrogen?

Hydrogen has the simplest atomic structure of the elements, consisting of just a single proton and electron

Kurzgesagt: A New History for Humanity - The Human Era | putting a different perspective on history

Kurzgesagt presents A New History for Humanity - The Human Era

Australia gets first institute for biofabrication of human bones and tissue

A Surgical Plate, Screw, and Clip 3D Printed in Silk by RDA/Hallym

China, Japan, Russia, & South Korea Plan Renewable Energy Super Grid

Masayoshi Son presenting the Asia Super Grid

Spinach can be engineered to detect explosives | exploring plant nanobionics

A Diagram Showing How Spinach can be Altered to Detect Explosives

Open Building Institute - Making Affordable, Ecological Housing Accessible to Everyone | the latest addition to the Causes

Open Building Institute

Will states follow DOJ's private prison move? Some are ahead of the feds. | A promising start to a shift away from both federal and state for-profit prisons

The Gates of a Prison

FarmBot | Open-Source CNC Farming

Meet FarmBot

Minecraft: Education Edition early access is here!

Minecraft: Education Edition

UOAH Free Ricers | We've earned over 6 Million grains!

Join the UOAH Free Ricers at!

NAMI - the National Alliance on Mental Illness | the most recent addition to the Causes

NAMI - the National Alliance on Mental Illness

The world's first cyborg Olympics is coming

An Athlete at a Cybathlon Rehearsal Event

Woman's blindness apparently reversed by stem cell treatment

Vanna Belton

PNHP - Advocating for a Universal, Comprehensive Single-payer National Health Program | the latest addition to the Causes

PNHP - Physicians for a National Health Program

Propaganda Games: Sesame Credit - The True Danger of Gamification - Extra Credits

Extra Credits presents Propaganda Games: Sesame Credit - The True Danger of Gamification

Roborace is the world's first driverless racing championship

Roborace: Racing All-Electric Self-Driving Cars

Gene editing saves girl dying from leukaemia in world first

One-year-old Layla Richards

Academic Earth - An Unparalleled Collection of Free Online Courses from the World's Top Universities | the most recent addition to the Resources

Academic Earth

World Air Quality Index - Air Pollution in the World: Real time Air Quality Map's World Air Quality Map

This Robotic Hand Wired to a Brain Implant Restored a Paralyzed Man's Sense of Touch

Prosthetic Hand restores "Near-Natural" Sense of Feeling

e-Nable: A Global Network Of Volunteers using 3D Printing to Create and Design Assistive Hand Devices for Those in Need | the latest addition to the Causes

e-Nable: Giving the World a Helping Hand

The World's First Malaria Vaccine Is Almost Here, and Will Be Entirely Not-For-Profit

A Child Receives a Vaccine

CAST - Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking | the most recent addition to the Causes

CAST - Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking

The Shoe That Grows | adjustable shoes for the world's kids in need

Kenton Lee with children in Kenya trying The Shoe That Grows

Students create a fire extinguisher that puts out flames using sound waves | fire suppression without chemicals or messes

Viet Tran and Seth Robertson with their sound-based fire extinguisher

Smartphone Thermometer Helps Complete Your Digital Doctor's Bag | a cheap and portable contact-free infrared thermometer

The touch-free Wishbone thermometer connected to a phone

Elastic implant 'restores movement' in paralysed rats

Flexible Silicone and Gold Spinal Implant

Sunlight Foundation: Making Government Accountable & Transparent | the most recent addition to the Causes

Sunlight Foundation

First 3D LED printer could print heads-up-display contact lenses

3D Printed LED

Injection Of Brain Nerve Cells Into Spine Helps Paralyzed Man Walk Again

David Nicholls and his Disabled Son Dan

So, this exists: A working car has been 3D-printed out of carbon fiber plastic

Strati 3D Printed Carbon Fiber Plastic Car

Mayday PAC - Help Us Reduce the Influence of Money in Politics! | the latest addition to the Causes

MAYDAY.US - An Experiment to Reclaim our Democracy

U.K. Supermarket To Run On Electricity Made From Its Own Rotting Food

An Anerobic Digestion Plant

No more fillings as dentists reveal new tooth decay treatment

Mouth Inspected by a Dentist

Duolingo - Free Language Education for the World | the most recent addition to the Resources


Internet Citizens: Defend Net Neutrality

Defend Net Neutrality

Toilet flushes could help power homes | capturing energy from the movement of water across a surface

Water Droplets Passing over a Dielectric Layer Induce an Electric Charge

Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest | a US college scholarship monthly essay contest

Varsity Tutors' Monthly $1000 Scholarship

If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map of the solar system

Scale Image of Earth and the Moon

Manu Prakash: A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami

Manu Prakash presents the 50-cent Microscope during a TED Talk

Ukraine Burning - VICE News | another particular peek into recent world events. Warning: some graphic content

Unrest in Ukraine

How A Simple New Invention Seals A Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds

XStat Sponge Injector

New Inexpensive Skin Test in Development to Diagnose Malaria in an Instant | faster and easier detection

A Mosquito Feeding

Interactive: Where & How We Live | a glimpse at the world's population

Where and How We Live

Earth Wind Map | a global look at wind patterns and currents

Earth Wind Map

Extra Credits: Incentive Systems and Politics (Part 1) | a lighthearted little video with various ideas on political motives

Extra Credits: Incentive Systems and Politics

Nonprofit Sends Free Kits Of Potential Malaria Cures To Researchers | trying other ways to stimulate research

The Malaria Box

Is Paying with Exercise the Future? | experimenting with earning in alternative ways

Subway Ticket Squats Machine

Vitamin B2 Can Be Used To 3-D Print Medical Implants | exploring more biologically compatible materials

A B2 Scaffold for 3D Printing

Gary Slutkin: Let's treat violence like a contagious disease | a different perspective on a common problem

Gary Slutkin presents a TED Talk

Scientists create never-before-seen form of matter | binding photons into molecules

Photons with Strong Mutual Attraction in a Quantum Nonlinear Medium

Human Safari - The VICE Guide to Travel | a look at the Andaman Islands

Jarawa Tribe Member

Tiny implant which battles skin cancer to begin human trials | retraining immune cells with an implant

Cancer Fighting Implant

Endonym Map: World Map of Country Names in Their Local Languages | the latest addition to the Resources

Endonyms of the World

Wireless devices go battery-free with new communication technique | repurposing wireless signals for both power and communication

Ambient Backscatter Devices

This Little Sticker Works Like an Anti-Mosquito Force Field

Kite Mosquito Sticker

New Telescopic Contact Lens Magnifies Vision Three Times

The Human Eye - Find and contact the perfect tutor for free! | the newest addition to the Resources

University Tutor

MIT OpenCourseWare - Free Online Course Materials | a new addition to both the Resources and the Causes

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology

3D-printing with liquid metal at room temperature | creating tiny metal structures and electronics with a new technique

Tiny 3D Printed Metal Structure

Room to Read - World Change Starts with Educated Children | the most recent addition to the Causes

Room To Read

The General Fitness Workout Timer | a brand-new UOAH Resource

Abstract Vitruvian Man

Printing tiny batteries | Microbatteries from 3D Printers

3D Printed Microbattery

New Human Cornea Layer Discovered

The Human Eye - Side View

Istanbul Rising - VICE News | a unique look into the recent events in Turkey. Warning: some graphic content

Protests in Istanbul

charity: water - Bringing Clean, Safe Drinking Water to People in Developing Countries | the latest addition to the Causes

charity: water

Scientists create human stem cells through cloning

Extraction of the Nucleus from an Egg Cell

This Sound Camera Could Help You Fix Your Car

The Sound Camera inspects an Engine

The Planetary Society - Creating a Better Future by Exploring Other Worlds and Understanding Our Own | Happy Earth Day Everyone! Here is the most recent addition to the Causes!

The Planetary Society - Your Place in Space

Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim

Lawrence Lessig presents a TED Talk

Patient Receives 3D Printed Implant To Replace 75 Percent Of Skull

OsteoFab 3D Printed Skull

CISPA Is Back.

CISPA is Back - This Bill Sacrifices Privacy without Improving Security. We Deserve Both.

Wirelessly Charged Lithium Battery Can Be Stretched, Folded, and Twisted

Lithium-ion Battery in a Stretchable Rubber Substrate

College student invents gel that halts bleeding: Veti-Gel is a synthetic version of ECM, which binds cells together and initiates the clotting process

Veti-Gel Stops Blood Loss

Finally, a Billboard That Creates Drinkable Water Out of Thin Air

A Child Drinks Water Infront of a Water Generating Billboard

More Good News About The 'Scientific Accident That May Change The World' | more info on cheap graphene supercapacitors

Graphene Supercapacitor Disc

A sensational breakthrough: the first bionic hand that can feel

Bionic Hand with Tactile Sensors

Globus Relief - Partnering with other Charities, Corporations and Governments working to Improve the Delivery of Healthcare Across the World | the latest addition to the Causes

Globus Relief

Common Cause - Holding Power Accountable | the newest addition to the Causes

Common Cause

Researchers Reverse Engineer Fireflies To Make More Efficient LEDs

Scales from the Cuticle of a Genus Photuris Firefly

The American Anti-Corruption Act - Elections Sold. Politicians Bribed. Money Controlling Our Government. It's Not American. It's Corruption.

The American Anti-Corruption Act

How do people die? Global mortality and causes of death visualised

How Do People Die

Liquid-metal wire stretches eight times its original length

Stretchable Fiber Tube Wire with a Liquid Metal Core

GravityLight: lighting for the developing countries | instant power generation

GravityLight Hangs in a Home

The first flexible, fiber-optic solar cell that can be woven into clothes

A Coil of Solar Power Generating Fiber

3D-printed consumer electronics just became a reality

Simon Leigh Holds an Example of Carbomorph

MIT Researchers Create The Swiss Army Knife Of The Robotics World | new tools creating new levels of versatility

The Milli-motein

Self-Filling Water Bottle Mimics Desert Beetle's Wings | a compelling concept

Africa's Namib Desert Beetle

Take Action - Google | an initiative to keep the web free and open

A Free and Open World Depends on a Free and Open Web

Mine Kafon - Callum Cooper on Vimeo | a clever and inexpensive mine clearing device

Mine Kafons in a Clearing

Bowl-Like Clay Tables Distill Water Without Chemicals Or Power | simple nature-inspired design

The Clay Bowl Table Filters Water

African Teens Build Working Pee-Powered Generator

The Teens with their Urine-powered Genreator at Maker Faire Africa

Sail-inspired wind turbine doubles efficiency without blades at half the cost

The Saphonian Bladeless Wind Turbine

Beth Noveck: Demand a more open-source government

Beth Noveck presents a TED Talk on Open Government

Cheap New Nanoparticle HIV Test Gives Fast Results Visible To The Naked Eye | a more sensitive, inexpensive, and straightforward disease detection method

Test Tubes with Red and Blue Samples

Death to Pennies | a matter of economics

Death to Pennies

World's first commercial vertical farm opens in Singapore

Vertical Farming Structures

Solar Roadways: The Prototype | an experiment in multipurpose roads

Solar Roadways

Scientists turn fresh air into petrol: is breakthrough a milestone on the road to clean energy?

From Air to Fuel

TimeMaps - An interactive history atlas and timeline that lets you navigate to any era of history to visit any civilization, nation or empire | the most recent addition to the Resources

TimeMaps's World Map

In Alchemy-Like Process, Researchers Make Iron Behave Like Platinum | making common metals behave like scarce metals

Platinum - Production and Price

A Famous Quotes Section has been added to the Lexicon

The UOAH Flag

Revolutionary breast cancer vaccine 100% effective in mice: awaits human trials

Cancer Vaccine in Laboratory Testing

Jon Stewart on Crossfire | an interesting moment on the balance of news and entertainment

Jon Stewart on Crossfire

SolarSinter : markus kayser | creating 3D printed objects with sun and sand

The Solar-Sinter at work in the Sahara Desert

Famous Quotes - | a new playable subject

Famous Quotes Section at FreeRice

Navy aims to turn seawater into jet fuel

Refueling at Sea

Lost PLA Casting from 3D Prints | new capabilities when bronze age meets space age

Metal Part Created using Lost PLA Casting

Formlabs Creates a Low-Cost, Light-Based 3-D Printer | a new desktop contender

FormLabs' Form 1 3D Printer

The Mexican Mormon War - VICE News | a history of drugs, violence, and kidnapping. Warning: Some strong language and graphic images

VICE's Shane Smith in Mexico

6,000 lbs of food on 1/10th acre - Urban Farm - Urban Homestead - Growing Your Own Food | an experiment in self-sustainability and urban agriculture

The Dervaes Family's Urban Homestead Farm

First 3-D Printing Store in U.S. Opens | new enterprises and new tools

Infront of the MakerBot Store

FlowingData - Data Visualization, Infographics, and Statistics | the latest addition to the resources

FlowingData's Graphic Presentation of Information

Butt Naked in Liberia - VICE News | an update with Joshua Blahyi, aka General Butt Naked. Warning: some graphic content

VICE interviews Joshua Blahyi

Alzheimer's could be the most catastrophic impact of junk food | "A large body of evidence now suggests that Alzheimer's is primarily a metabolic disease. Some scientists have gone so far as to rename it: they call it type 3 diabetes"

Poor Nutrition Could Contribute to Alzheimer's

Dhani Tackles the Globe | a look at people and cultures around the world focused around their sports

Dhani Jones Explores the World One Sport at a Time

Gallery - Glass Microbiology - Luke Jerram | notorious killers turned into glass artwork

Enterovirus 71 (EV71), one of the major causative agents for Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD)

Stem cells bring back feeling for paralysed patients | more promise for spinal and other nerve damage injuries

The Human Spinal Cord

Life Expectancy | an interactive graph showing global life expectancies from 1960 to 2009

Nathan Yau's Life Expectancy Graph on FlowingData

In World First, Scientists Surgically Implant a Working Bionic Eye In a Blind Patient

Bionic Eye Implant

Wind Map | an elegantly simple visualization of live wind-flow patterns across the United States

Live Representation of Wind Currents in the US

Merging tissue and electronics | engineering tissues with built in sensors and wiring

Reconstructed Micrograph of a Tissue Scaffold

Hans Rosling: Stats that reshape your world-view | A classic TED talk from one of the co-founders of Gapminder

Hans Rosling presents statistics during a TED talk

PERI: Toxic 100 Air Polluters 2012 | a collection of US corporate pollution data

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Help raise money to buy Nikola Tesla's old laboratory | An unlikely and amusing take on raising funds for a museum

The Oatmeal on Tesla and a Tesla Museum

One Race, Every Medalist Ever - Video & Interactive Graphic | Congratulations to Grenada on their first Olympic medal ever, and here's to all the athletes and everyone else who made last week a success!

Comparing Olympic Athletes through History

Arms Trade | interactive data on global small arms and ammunition sales

Global Arms Trade Infographic

Google's Self-Driving Cars Complete 300K Miles Without Accident, Deemed Ready For Commuting | a new milestone for a large undertaking

Google Self-Driving Car

3D-Printed "Magic Arms" | a custom printed exoskeleton helps a disabled two year-old use her arms

Emma and her Magic Arms

JPL Infographics Site Wants You and Your Creativity | a wealth of info and images to encourage creativity and education

Graphical Timeline of JPL Mission Launch Dates

Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies - a center for voices arguing for a responsible, constructive, ethical approach to the most powerful emerging technologies | the newest addition to the causes


Jamie Drummond: Let's crowdsource the world's goals | looking at and thinking about international development goals

Jamie Drummond presents a TED talk

The Future is Ours | a bit of inspiration for all of us

The Future is Ours

Behold the Super-Efficient Microchip That Can Harvest Power from Heat, Light, and Vibration at the Same Time | new more flexible energy options

Utilizing Power from Very Different Sources

BioLite HomeStove | combining cooking and power generation

The BioLite HomeStove

Senegal begins planting the Great Green Wall against climate change | an ambitious project aiming to hold back the Sahara Desert

Workers water the Widu Tree Nursery in Senegal

A flag concept for the UOAH. An attempted visual representation of humanity striving toward advancement. | Here's the original concept, and a smaller version of the most recent concept revision

The UOAH Flag

UCLA develops world's fastest camera to hunt down cancer in real time | pushing the limits of what we can observe

The STEAM Camera System

Happy 1 year of South Sudanese Independence! Here are a couple of infographics on the recent progress in health and education.

UNICEF South Sudan presents Health and Education Info

Graphene Sheets Can Be Turned Into the Best Filters Ever, For Desalination and Much More | more applications for a strong and versatile material

Graphene Filter

New Software Can Diagnose Parkinson's Disease Simply By Listening To Your Voice | using audio analysis to detect illnesses

A Microphone

Brazilian prison incentivizes prisoners to provide pedal-powered energy | an interesting mix of law, health, and renewable energy

Prisoners pedal electricity generating bikes

Printing a human kidney | eliminating the need to find or wait for an organ donor

Anthony Atala gives a TED talk on Printed Kidneys

All-carbon solar cell harnesses infrared light | making use of more of what's available

Carbon Nanotubes on Silicone

The VICE Guide to Karachi | a turbulent, growing city. Warning: As usual with VICE, some strong language and images

VICE visits Pakistan's Biggest City

New Patch Makes Certain Skin Cancers Disappear | hope for a less damaging, more accessible skin cancer treatment

A Patch Could Stop Cancer

Ethiopia: Confusion over new communication legislation | restricting lines of communication

Map of Ethiopia

Australia Is Building a Pee-Powered Ion Thruster | using basic, highly-available materials to fuel major endeavors

An Ion Thruster

Paralyzed Man Regains Use Of Hands After Having Nerves Rewired | a remarkable achievement in neurosurgery

Patient Regains Grapsing Ability

Alzheimer's vaccine trial a success | a ray of hope for the currently incurable

Karolinska Institutet's Professor Bengt Winblad

Malawi MPs vote to fly old rising sun flag | in case you missed the news of or the reasons behind the recent flag change in Malawi

Malawians with the Red Rising Sun Flag

Why is Qatar investing so much in education? | turning good fortune into educational opportunities

Dr. Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani

Mars One - Human settlement of Mars in 2023 | a daunting, yet noble goal


Magnetic Jet Injection Device Can Shoot Any Drug Through the Skin, No Needle Required | a new, more refined, more controllable version of the jet injector

Jet Injector

Guaranteed-income idea kept alive by many | a different approach to poverty, welfare, unemployment, minimum wage, etc.

Basic Income

What the World is Coming To: Teen's Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostic Wins $75,000 Intel Prize | a new non-invasive detection method

Jack Andraka at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

VIA Takes On Raspberry Pi with $49 Android PC | the newest contender in the realm of small low-cost low-power PCs

VIA's Android PC

African child mortality: The best story in development | an encouraging trend

African Child Mortality Rate Graph

The Scale of the Universe 2 - Zoom from the edge of the universe to the quantum foam of spacetime and learn about everything in between | an intriguing educational interactive

Explore the Large and Small Scale of the Universe

SOFEX: The Business of War - VICE News | not the average trade show. Warning: some strong language and imagery

VICE visits the Special Operations Force Exhibition (SOFEX) in Jordan

National Space Society | the latest addition to the causes

The National Space Society

Controversial Anti-Aging Chemical Resveratrol Back In The Spotlight With New Details About How It Works | another step toward a promising medical breakthrough

The Molecular Structure of Resveratrol

The Miraculous NASA Breakthrough That Could Save Millions of Lives (UPDATED) | a new medical frontier

The NASA Biocapsule

Clean drinking water for everyone | a simple solution to a common problem

Plastic Bottle

Turbine Condenses Clean Water From the Air and Generates Wind Power At the Same Time | two resources greatly needed in many places

The Eole Turbine

3D4D Challenge: Your ($100K) Chance To Change The World | designing projects to aid humanity

A Water Drop

TED-Ed : Lessons Worth Sharing | a new educational resource

TED-Ed : Lessons Worth Sharing

Filabot Personal Filament Maker for 3D Printers | the perfect companion for any filament based 3D printer

The Filabot Personal Filament Maker

Anyone Can Be A Manufacturer | a look into the next generation of production

3D Model of a Spoon

NASA shows off new algae farming technique for making biofuel | making resources from waste

The OMEGA System grows algae, cleans wastewater, captures carbon dioxide and produces biofuel

Solar Panel-In-a-Tube Generates Power and Hot Water At the Same Time | harvesting in multiple ways in one place

Solar Panel Tubes

Robot Makes Chairs Out Of Refrigerators; Really! | another take on 3D printing

Dirk Vander Kooij's Recycled "Endless" Furniture

Halotechnics - Molten Glass Thermal Storage Could Mean 6 Cent Solar | new ways to store heat

Molten Glass

World Community Grid - Creating the World's Largest Public Computing Grid to Tackle Projects that Benefit Humanity | the most recent addition to the UOAH's Causes

World Community Grid

Neil deGrasse Tyson - We Stopped Dreaming (Episode 1) (Quieter music) | keeping an eye on the future

Neil deGrasse Tyson - We Stopped Dreaming

Inflatable turbine harvests energy 1,000 feet in the air | portable generators reaching for more potent winds

The Altaeros Airborne Wind Turbine

VS Ramachandran: On Your Mind | a unique look into the brain

VS Ramachandran presents a TED talk

Solar glass breakthrough promises to turn skyscrapers into power stations | even more solar options


High court throws out human gene patents

A Gavel - Bringing Human-Centered Design to the People Who Need It Most - Those Facing Poverty Every Day | the latest addition to the UOAH's Causes - we can design change

Can a National Student-Led Movement Catalyze Education Reform? | striving for better education

Students hope for better education

A Better Endoscopy Device with Evotech | a more attainable medical option

The Evotech Endoscope

Solar panel made with ion cannon is cheap enough to challenge fossil fuels | making solar panels thinner, more flexible, and more cost-effective

Hyperion Particle Accelerator

EFF: the Electronic Frontier Foundation - Defending your rights in the digital world | the newest addition to the UOAH's Causes

EFF: the Electronic Frontier Foundation

UOAH Free Ricers | We've reached over 1 Million grains of rice earned!

Join the UOAH Free Ricers at!

Raspberry Pi is Ready to Buy! $35 Computer is so Popular it's Crashing Websites with Sales | a credit card sized computer with very low energy needs

Raspberry Pi

"Kitchen Stove" Biorefinery Goes from Grass to Gasoline in One Hour | new potential fuel options

Kitchen Stove with Kettle

Redesigning the Toilet to Produce Water, Fertilizer, and Energy | turning a problem into a solution

Multifunction Toilet Design

Power Felt gives a charge | a new way to harness heat

Corey Hewitt works with a sample of thermoelectric fabric

Progress in Effort to Ban Insider Trading on Capitol Hill | an attempt to make everyone accountable to the same laws

The US Capitol Building

Ancient Chinese medicine could fight ageing | shining new light on ancient practices

Mortar and Pestle with Herbs

World Landmarks - | the newest playable subject

World Landmarks Section at FreeRice

Worldometers - real time world statistics | ever-changing information about today's world

A World Map

New procedure repairs severed nerves in minutes, restoring limb use in days or weeks | renewed hope for nerve injuries

The Human Hand

We've Got to Be That Light - A Gift to America's Teachers | some musical inspiration for all those educators out there

Students and their Teacher

The VICE Guide to Congo - VICE News | a glimpse into the world of conflict minerals. Warning: some graphic and mature content

VICE visits the Congo

The Symphony of Science | an entertaining blend of music and education

The Symphony of Science

The Upside of Citizens United: A Wake-Up Call That Our Elections Are For Sale | finding a silver lining

Citizens Protesting

Hong Kong's cage homes: Tens of thousands living in 6ft by 2ft rabbit hutches

A Building in the Mong Kok Area of Hong Kong

Ultra-high-resolution microscopes could become as common as phone cameras | striving for new research possibilities

A JEOL Electron Microscope

SOCCKET - This energy-generating soccer ball is lighting up the world with play | a charming mix of play, health, and technology

Kids with a SOCCKET Ball

Rootstrikers - Fighting the corrupting influence of money in politics | the newest addition to the Causes


Kenya: Once Again Paving The Way In Mobile, This Time With New Health App (video) | overcoming problems with healthcare reliability and accessibility

Steve Mutinda Kyalo demonstrates the MedAfrica smartphone app

Project Vote Smart - The Voter's Self Defense System | another new addition to the Resources

Project Vote Smart

William Kamkwamba - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 10/07/09 - Video Clip | a motivational tale of education and technology

William Kamkwamba

Video: Swarming Teams of Robo-Farmers Will Change the Face of Agriculture | pushing the boundaries of farming technology

Robo-Farmer Prospero in the Field

Scanadu Raises $2M For Medical Tricorder (video) | a bold effort in home medical technology

Scanadu's Medical Tricorder

North Korean Labor Camps - VICE News | another look into rarely seen places

North Korean Labor Camp in Russia

Pasteurization Technology Group Wastewater System | another step for reuse

Pasteurization Technology Group Wastewater System

Engineers Without Borders - USA | another new addition to the UOAH's Causes (also check out Engineers Without Borders - International)

Engineers Without Borders

Awesome 17-Year-Old Girl Invents Nanoparticle That Kills Cancer Cells | an inspired young mind

Angela Zhang

No more corporate personhood in LA, Unanimous | a promising development

Grid of State Types

Kevin Bales: How to combat modern slavery | a concerning, yet hopeful talk

Kevin Bales presents a TED talk

Doctors Without Borders | the newest addition to the UOAH's Causes

Doctors Without Borders - Bringing Health to Life | helping people visually understand their health


The Death Statistics | the newest Resource

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3D Solar Panels from MIT | pushing solar panel efficiency

3D Solar Structure

Louis Theroux goes to the Miami mega-jail | a documentary's glimpse into a detention system

Sketch of a Typical Cell in the Miami Jail

How Oil-Filled Lenses are Bringing Sight to Those in Need | a creative solution to a widespread problem

Changing the focus on his "Adspecs" adjustable lenses

Open Source Ecology | home of the Global Village Construction Set

Open Source Ecology

American Internet Censorship is Real and Happening -- Stop it! | in Honor of American Censorship Day

Stop Censorship

Copper's New Role: Germ Killer | reducing patient infections with a simple change

Mobile Hospital Table with Copper Surface

Aussie Airdrop Harvests Moisture From Thin Air, Wins Prize | a low-tech, low-cost, and self-powered design (diagrams/details available at

Edward Linacre and Airdrop

LifeStraw Brings Clean Water To Almost One Million In Kenya (video) | a quick and easy source of safe water

LifeStraw being used in Africa

Robert Steele OWS Electoral Reform Proposal | an interesting proposal (Proposal Full Text)

Robert David Steele

Siberia: Krokodil Tears - VICE News | a gritty look into an unfortunate situation. Warning: some graphic and mature content

VICE examines the effects of Krokodil in Novokuznetsk

Rice Is Genetically Modified to Produce Human Blood Protein | an amazing potential source of Human Blood Protein

Brown Rice

The Koch Brothers - People & Power | a glance into a private interest's work to buy political influence

Koch Industries, Inc. Building

How Revolutionary Tools Cracked a 1700s Code | pushing the limits of translation/decryption

The Copiale Cipher

11 Reasons Why Schools Need 3D Printers | a great way to get students thinking and creating

The RepRap Mendel

Must Watch: Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Pamela Gay, and Lawrence Krauss discuss our future in space | talking about the past, present, and future of space exploration

TAM 2011 Las Vegas Panel Discussion

Guy-Philippe Goldstein: How cyberattacks threaten real-world peace | looking at recent trends in global cyber-warfare

Guy-Philippe Goldstein presents a TED talk

Occupy Wall Street Spreads Worldwide | 50 photos from the recent activity

A Protester in Munich, Germany

Malaria scientist celebrates success after 24 years | progress in the search for a malaria vaccine

Scientist Joe Cohen has been working on a malaria vaccine since 1987

Seven Major Automakers Agree to a Universal Charging System For Electric Cars | a step toward a robust auto charging system

BMW Active-E Electric Car

Scottish Doctors Use Ultrasound to Heal Broken Bones | a new use for ultrasound

Ultrasound Scanner

Peanut allergy turned off by tricking immune system | an encouraging medical find


Mike Biddle: We can recycle plastic | a propitious undertaking

Mike Biddle presents a TED talk

Beyond Wall Street: 'Occupy' protests go global | as the 'Occupy' movement takes to the international arena

The New York Stock Exchange

Prostitutes of God - The VICE Guide to Travel | an intimate look into a continuing tradition

The Hindu Goddess Yellamma

The UOAH's US Statistics | the newest UOAH resource

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High Speed Rail Benefits | a viable method for stimulating the flow of people and goods

A Bullet Train

New Shrimp Farming Technique Yields Record Hauls of Jumbo Shrimp from Minimal Water | another promising farming technique

Stackable Raceways System

Coffee-Powered Car Sets Land Speed Record (Video) | a new alternative fuel milestone

Car with Coffee Gasifier

Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity | a classic TED talk on Education

Ken Robinson pmersents a TED talk

In 3 Weeks Video Gamers Defeat Biochemical Puzzle That Scientists Couldn't Solve for Years | blurring the line between research and recreation

Folding Proteins in the game "Foldit"

Evaporation-based Water Purifier Cone | a simple design working on a worldwide problem

Evaporation Cone Water Purifier

The special trick that helps identify dodgy stats | another way to watch for dubious statistics

3D Bar Graph

Primary Component in Curry Spice Kicks Off Cancer-Killing Mechanisms in Human Saliva | If you needed more reasons to eat and/or cook some of the delicious dishes that use Turmeric

Turmeric Powder with Fresh Turmeric Root

Biogas solution in India | continuing to close the loop, reducing waste and creating resources

A Customer at a Biogas Plant

Novel Alloy Could Produce Hydrogen Fuel from Sunlight

Photocatalytic electrode immersed in water and exposed to sunlight

What if Solar Power had Fossil-Fuel-like subsidies? [Infographic] | a thought-provoking question

Solar vs Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations | a distinctive personality driven look at various cultures and their eating habits (currently available through iTunes)

Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations

United States Electoral Vote Map by TheNewHobbyist | a clever use of technology literally making information more tangible

Electoral Votes represented by 3D Print Height - Design objects with evolution and 3D print them! | a creative new take on designing 3D objects


The UOAH's Lexicon - Common and Not So Common Phrases | the newest resource! Do you know where the Not So Common Phrases are from?

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Sutureless Method for Joining Blood Vessels Invented | another auspicious medical step

Head of the Research Team, Geoffrey Gurtner

Surgeons carry out first synthetic windpipe transplant | a groundbreaking step taken just months ago

Replacement Windpipe grown in a Lab

Warren Buffett says the super-rich pay lower tax rates than others | Willingly pointing a finger at himself and his peers

Warren Buffett

13-Year-Old Designs Super-Efficient Solar Array Based on the Fibonacci Sequence | the inspiring tale of a young student pulling from nature to advance technological design ( though some flaws were found in his methods)

Aidan Dwyer measures a spiral pattern

Crisis In The Congo: Uncovering The Truth | a 30 min preview of a documentary in progress. Warning: some graphic images

Crisis In The Congo: Uncovering The Truth

Education on Qwiki | In honor of the season, here's a fitting entry from a great new resource. Best of Luck to all the Students, Teachers, and Others embarking on another Scholastic Year!

Education on Qwiki

The first version of the UOAH's Global National Statistics is now up!

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Dutch PlantLab Revolutionizes Farming: No Sunlight, No Windows, Less Water, Better Food | some innovative farming techniques

PlantLab produces the perfect environment for its crops

DA: Switch-side debate causes lawyers, U.S. Congress, and Neil deGrasse Tyson hypertension | thoughts on Legislators

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Bill Maher

South Sudan: The World's Newest Country | a pertinent info-graphic, from a great resource for Data Visualization

South Sudan: The World's Newest Country

The Skin Gun | a National Geographic Report on a remarkable development from earlier this year. Warning: Video does show some wounds.

The Skin Gun

The Holy Thugs of Venezuela | Another intriguing episode of The VICE Guide to Travel

Statues of the "Santos Malandros" or Holy Thugs

Japanese Researchers Build an EV Engine That Contains No Rare Earths (w/ Video) | an encouraging development

Tokyo University of Science's Switched Reluctance Motor

Researcher Makes a Career Developing Cocaine Vaccine, But Pharmaceutical Companies Won't Produce It | an interesting article touching on Medical Research and Addiction

Cocaine Powder

Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view | Collecting and animating stats from around the world

Gapminder World

God Grew Tired of Us | An insightful non-religious documentary directly related to the recent developments in South Sudan. Currently available online through Netflix or Hulu.

God Grew Tired of Us: The Story of Lost Boys of Sudan

The Truth About The Economy In 2 Minutes | a quick look at the economy

Robert Reich examines the economy

ThisFish | a promising new resource for anyone who eats or catches seafood

ThisFish - Discover the story of your seafood

The List of Nations | a recent addition to the Resources. Available with Small, Medium, and Large Flags

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The World's First Multi Material 3D Printer | another amazing step in 3D Printing

The Objet 260 Connex Multilateral 3D Printer

New Printable Antenna Can Harvest Ambient Energy To Power Small Electronics | a promising development from Georgia Tech

Manos Tentzeris displays an inkjet-printed rectifying antenna

Bringing light to the poor, one liter at a time | a simple economical solution improving everyday lives

Skylight Bottles

Global Days of Independence and Nationhood | a recent addition to the UOAH's Resources. Including the newest country, South Sudan.

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Carrier | In honor of July 4th, here's a unique look into a small part of the US Armed Forces. You can currently watch episodes on their site. Have a safe and happy day wherever you are!

PBS presents Carrier - Life aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz

Bill Ford: A future beyond traffic gridlock | a TED talk on possible future transportation technology

Bill Ford presents a TED talk

The Gun Markets of Pakistan | an especially interesting episode of The VICE Guide to Travel

Gun parts being made in a workshop

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution | focusing on improving the health of today's children through education, and changing what and how they eat

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

Philip K. Howard: Four ways to fix a broken legal system | an interesting TED talk on Law

Philip K. Howard presents a TED talk

UOAH Free Ricers | the UOAH's FreeRice players group

Join the UOAH Free Ricers at!

Michael Pritchard's water filter turns filthy water drinkable | a TED Talk from the CEO of LIFESAVERsystems

Michael Pritchard demonstrates the Lifesaver water-purification bottle during a TED talk

Science Fiction Writer Envisions How Smart Algorithms Could Streamline the US Tax Code

IRS Building

Why pharma's patents are a drug on the market | on Medical Innovation Prize proposals aimed at affordable medicines

Bernie Sanders

Solar Updraft Towers: Variations and Research | and the possible combination of Solar Updraft Towers and other Greenhouse Uses such as Aquaponics

A Solar Updraft Tower

Marcin Jakubowski: Open-sourced blueprints for civilization

The 50 Farm Machines in the "Civilization Starter Kit" or "Global Village Construction Set"

Plastic to oil fantastic

Akinori Ito shows the machine to school children

the HumanCar, human powered car and mobile power station

The HumanCar

Thingiverse - Digital Designs for Physical Objects | some of the possibilities home 3D printing enables. There have also been some heavy duty developments as well.

Stove with 3D Printed Knob Replacement

The VICE Guide to Liberia | a gritty look into Liberia. Warning: strong language and images

A Street in Monrovia, Liberia

The VICE Guide to North Korea | a unique view into North Korea from The VICE Guide to Travel series

Map of North Korea

Khan Academy: Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything -- for free

Khan Academy

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