James MulroyContributor, TechHive

James is a self-proclaimed rocket scientist, a student, and an amateur-professional foodie who likes long walks on the beach and experimental pyrotechnics.

If you hear a volcano 'scream,' you're probably doomed

New research finds that volcanoes "scream" at an increasing frequency and then go quiet immediately before they blow.

Computer, make me a program! Researchers find a way to code using plain English

Programming languages can be intimidating to learn, but researchers at MIT show that it's possible to write programs in plain english—for some things, anyway.

SpaceX's Grasshopper rocket achieves a new personal best in test flight

SpaceX recently tested its Grasshopper rocket at a personal record altitude of 1066 feet where it hovered for a few moments before coming back down for a successful recovery landing. The rocket made a first-use of its navigation sensor suite during this flight in order to accomplish its successful precision landing.

Voyager 1 nears interstellar space, is more than 11 billion miles from the Sun

The Voyager 1 spacecraft launched in 1977 has traveled more than 11 billion miles from its home world in nearly 36 years and NASA says that it may be nearing interstellar space.

Astronomers find three new planets in Gliese 667's habitable zone

Three planets have been discovered in the habitable zone where liquid water could exist in the nearby star-system, Gliese 667, only 22.1 light years away. This discovery makes these three planets candidates for the presence of life. This also means that with interstellar technologies (i.e. NASA Eagleworks' warp field) currently being developed we could launch a mission to these potentially habitable planets by the end of the century, and the trip would only take a few years.

Scientists create cloaking technology, make Harry Potter jealous

Scientists use quantum mechanics and engineered materials to manipulate light in cloaking technology.

The SAM instrument before being launched on Curiosity.

NASA says don't believe the rumors, no signs of life on Mars yet

NASA announces that life has not been found on Mars, but still looking.

Higgs Boson Impostors? It's Possible, Say Scientists

Could the particle discovered at CERN be a Higgs Boson impostor? One group of scientists think there's a chance that that might be the case.

CERN Finds Evidence of Higgs Boson-Like Particle (What's Next, Star Trek Artificial Gravity?)

The long-sought-after Higgs boson is thought to have been found by the Large Hadron Collider. Particle physicists around the world rejoice.

SpaceX's Dragon Capsule Splashes Down, Historic Mission Comes to an End

The first-ever docking mission with the ISS by a commercial company has come to an end, and the Dragon capsule returned to Earth safely with return-cargo on board.

Coming Soon: A Street-Legal Gyrocopter

Need to get to work faster? Skip the traffic and fly yourself there in your very own Molnari Gyrocopter.

X Prize Team Phoenicia Shows Off At Maker Faire, Plans Moon Launch By 2015

Everyone has a dream, and Team Phoenicia's dream is to put a rover on the moon and do it in class by building rocket engines for funding. Check out what they brought to last weekend's Maker Faire.

Cheap 3D Printer Pops Out Parts With Blazingly Fast Speed

This new 3D printer is cheap, extremely fast, and highly customizable.

SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon 9 Into Orbit; Now Onward to the ISS

This morning SpaceX successfully put the Dragon capsule into orbit and on course towards the ISS for a docking and exchange of cargo.

ArduPilot Mega 2.0 Does Drone Autopilot on the Cheap

Need an autopilot for a vehicle? Check out the cheap ArduPilot Mega 2.0, which also happens to come with on-board GPS.