It’s not Halo, but damn it’s cool!

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It’s not Halo, but damn it’s cool! Sun off of Titan

“False-color” image of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, taken by Cassini probe We’re no strangers to Halo/Destiny “coincidences”, with Ghosts, Guardians, Arrays, Oracles and… need I continue? But in this very real-life example, we find more similarity to two of our favorite games. Titan, one of Saturn’s moons, is seen in the above...Read More »

It’s not Halo, but damn it’s cool! Landing on a Comet

  Rosetta depiction. Image: ESA   In March of 2004 a robotic spacecraft named Rosetta was launched by the European Space Agency to catch up with and land on a comet. It’s set to meet part one of that goal in less than one month. Rosetta is no stranger to exploration. Equipped with a variety...Read More »

It's not Halo, but damn it's cool! Fusionman

Yves Rossy (Jetman) flying in his jetpack invention Yves Rossy is a Swiss inventor who flies through the air with the greatest of ease – – in a jetpack! A backpack with carbon-fiber wings and four jet engines, Rossy’s jetpack is classified as an aircraft by The United States Federal Aviation Administration....Read More »

It's not Halo, but damn it's cool! Moon sets on Earth's atmosphere

This photo was Tweeted a couple of days ago by Koichi Wakata, an astronaut on the International Space Station, and it was just too damn cool not to share! Freakin’ awesome. Photographed by astronaut Koichi Wakata from the International Space Station Follow Halo Diehards Official Twitter for Halo and other gaming news,...Read More »

It's not Halo, but damn it's cool! Laser Data & Energy Transmission

NASA’s LADEE, Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration When Apollo 8 captured the first “Earth rise” from the moon in 1968, it took days for the footage to reach Earth so the crew could share it with the world. Using lasers, hundreds of such images could be sent to Earth from that distance...Read More »

It's not Halo, but damn it's cool! Space Exploration Map

“Fifty Years of Exploration” is a poster created by Sean McNaughton and Samuel Velesco. It depicts every space mission that mankind has embarked upon up to 2008 (when the poster was created). It’s been around for awhile and the map is not to scale, but it’s new to my eyes...Read More »

It's not Halo, but damn it's cool! Graphene

Holy shiznit! Nano-medicine by 2030? One molecule layer thick air and water-tight sealants? If you haven’t heard of graphene, discovered in 2004, now’s the time to check it out in this video by DNews. Check out our other “It’s not Halo, but damn it’s cool!” articles to get caught up on...Read More »

It's not Halo, but damn it's cool! Cassini & Saturn

Did you know there has been a robotic spaceship orbiting Saturn since 2004? Cassini has been tasked with studying Saturn, otherwise known as “The Jewel of the Solar System”, and after viewing images taken by Cassini, there’s not doubt that the planet lives up to it’s name. We received new images...Read More »

It's not Halo, but damn it's cool! "Homemade Bionics"

Liam with his RoboHand Remember when we covered the 3D printers? Halo Diehards News Team member, EdieKaye, posted a newslink this morning that shows the extent these nifty gadgets can be used to change people’s lives. Apparently, it would cost tens of thousands of dollars to get a prosthesis that would allow...Read More »

It's not Halo, but damn it's cool! Real-life Crawler

It’s an “It’s not Halo” double feature! “Wildcat” is a robot developed by Boston Dynamics that can gallop, “bound”, and turn and drop on a dime. Seeming a cross between their LS3 and Cheetah models, it is uncannily alive-like, and seems to have a personality of it’s own. Watch it...Read More »

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