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SpaceX successfully launches first International Space Station re-supply mission

SpaceX successfully launches first International Space Station re-supply mission

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Last night, SpaceX launched more than 1,000 pounds of supplies bound for the International Space Station on the first of 12 missions in its 1.6 billion USD contract with NASA. The Dragon capsule, propelled by a Falcone9 rocket, will join up with the station in three days bringing clothing, equipment and more science experiments.

UPDATE: Ars Technica is now reporting that one of the nine rockets on the Falcon 9 may have exploded before reaching orbit. Follow that story HERE.

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Baltimore 365: The summer of 2012

Baltimore 365: The summer of 2012

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The brainchild of The Sun’s Entertainment Content Editor Amanda Krotki, Baltimore 365* sprang forth in 2012 as a visual chronicle of a year in the life of our city. With our keen collective eye on local news, we began posting visually stimulating photos that best exemplified that day in Baltimore.

Here are 12 photos selected to represent Baltimore 365 during the months of July, August and September. Topics include the Caribbean Parade, the Chincoteague Pony Swim, Otakon cosplay, Fluid Movement ballet, Maryland State Fair, Oriole Hall of Famers and more.

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Oct. 5 Photo Brief: Blessed pets, bloody art, baby animals and brave Indonesian troops

Oct. 5 Photo Brief: Blessed pets, bloody art, baby animals and brave Indonesian troops

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Troops celebrate the 67th anniversary of the Indonesian National Military, a French artist exhibits creepy sculptures ahead of Halloween, Brazilian pet owners bring their pets to church on the day of Saint Francis of Assis and more in today’s daily brief.
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40 memories from the legacy of Steve Jobs

40 memories from the legacy of Steve Jobs

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Apple Inc. co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs was a one of a kind visionary who inspired the Macintosh computer, iPod, iPhone and iPad. On October 5, 2011, Jobs lost his long battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 56 leaving a gaping hole in the hearts of technophiles everywhere. Today marks the one year anniversary of his death and in honor of his brilliance, the folks at Apple have posted a video tribute at apple.com.

UPDATE: The CNET video below analyzes a newly discovered recording of Steve Jobs from 1983 that may indicate his prediction of the iPad and App Store.

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Oct. 2 Photo Brief: Gandhi’s 143rd birthday, Chanel’s alternative energy runway show, Hong Kong’s sunken ferry

Oct. 2 Photo Brief: Gandhi’s 143rd birthday, Chanel’s alternative energy runway show, Hong Kong’s sunken ferry

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School children dress up as Mahatma Gandhi to celebrate his 143rd birthday, Karl Lagerfeld presents Chanel’s Spring/Summer line at the Grand Palais in Paris during Paris Fashion Week, relatives pay their respects to the victims of Monday’s fatal ferry collision in Hong Kong and more in today’s daily brief.
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Sept. 28 Photo Brief: Deadly Nepali plane crash, Bond under the hammer, Colombian pole dancers and no wife for Jesus

Sept. 28 Photo Brief: Deadly Nepali plane crash, Bond under the hammer, Colombian pole dancers and no wife for Jesus

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The Vatican claims the ancient papyrus mentioning Jesus’ wife is a fake, a bird causes a deadly plan crash in Nepal killing all 19 passengers, ladies compete in the annual Colombian pole dancing contest, London consumers and tattoo enthusiasts flock to the “50 Years of James Bond – the Auction” and the International London Tattoo convention and more in today’s daily brief.
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Catching up with NASA rovers Curiosity and Opportunity and their search for water on Mars

Catching up with NASA rovers Curiosity and Opportunity and their search for water on Mars

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After news earlier this week of the Curiosity rover petting and naming its new pet rock, Jake Matijevic, NASA released images today indicating that long ago, water probably flowed on the Martian surface.

Other notable images recently sent back from Mars include one from Curiosity’s older, but smaller rover sibling, Opportunity, that photographed small spherical objects, nicknamed “blueberries,” with it’s Microscopic Imager providing important evidence about long-ago wet environmental conditions.

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Sept. 25 Photo Brief: South Koreans in the air, Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands dispute gets wet, nostalgic floppy dreams for nerds

Sept. 25 Photo Brief: South Koreans in the air, Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands dispute gets wet, nostalgic floppy dreams for nerds

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Models get photographed for the next year’s “Nerd Dreams Calendar,” South Korean singer Psy’s fame helps his father’s software firm, South Korean soldiers hold special warfare demonstrations on the eve of Armed Forces Day, the Japanese and Taiwanese Coastguards engage in a water cannon duel near the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands and more in today’s daily brief.
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International Peace Day commemorated while Muhammad video protests take a deadly turn

International Peace Day commemorated while Muhammad video protests take a deadly turn

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Escalating violence from protests in the Islamic world over recent insults to the Prophet Mohammad resulted in at least 15 deaths today in Pakistan. By contrast, in places like Guatemala City, Myanmar, Cambodia and Belgium, hundreds gathered for the annual International Day of Peace, which according to the UN website was established in 1981 by a United Nations resolution encouraging people to work together towards peace.

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Sept. 21 Photo Brief: Brazilian crack is whack, activists as meat and a communist academy trains 40,000 leaders

Sept. 21 Photo Brief: Brazilian crack is whack, activists as meat and a communist academy trains 40,000 leaders

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Members of the municipal Social Assistence department round up crack addicts for treatment, members of PETA and Greenpeace get dressed up for their causes, the Central Committee of the Communist Party’s China Executive Leadership Academy pays a visit to Mao Zedong’s old house and more in today’s daily brief.
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