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Friday, October 22, 2010 -

Quote To Live By:

“For most people, Friday’s just the day before the weekend. But after this Friday, the neighborhood’ll never be the same,” – Craig Jones from Friday

Up Front:

One Small Step for Man, One Giant Check-In for Mankind [Foursquare]

Gadgets:

Apple Responds on Missing Flash in New MacBook Airs, …

Virgin Galactic Completes First Manned Flight

On July 15, Virgin Galactic’s VSS Enterprise completed its first manned flight with Peter Slebold and Michael Alsbury. SpaceShipTwo was attached to VMS Eve aka WhiteKnightTwo with Mark Stucky, Peter Kalogiannis and Brian Maisler handling crew duties. The two-man crew aboard Enterprise completed a number of system tests on both vehicles …

Telescope Takes First Image Of The Entire Universe

Last year, the European Space Agency launched the Planck telescope, sending it nearly a million miles deep into space. Using technology with light sensitivity, the telescope was able to capture the first image of the universe. Studying the evolution of space through heat left behind by the Big Bang, the Planck’s data will be used to …

The Daily Dose

Thursday, May 27, 2010 – Smell you later, FlashForward*

Here’s what else is going on in nerd news around the web:

*Series finale airs tonight on ABC at 8 p.m.

Sherlock 2 gets a release date: The sequel to last year’s Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams is set to open Dec. 16, 2011. We also …

A Message from Outer Space

Today, Expedition 22 Flight Engineer T.J. Creamer has tweeted where no man has tweeted before.

Until now, NASA astronauts were emailing their tweets to ground support where personnel would help them post to their Twitter accounts. Astronauts on the International Space Station were offered a software upgrade this week that gave them …

Red Bull Stratos: Man Will Free Fall From Earth’s Stratosphere

On August 16, 1960, Joe Kittinger fell from 20 miles (102,800 feet) above the Earth’s surface setting the free fall record. In 2010, Felix Baumgartner plans to break Joe’s record by falling back down to Earth from 120,000 (~23 miles) feet high. Think about that for a second, folks.

Man will free fall from Earth’s stratosphere with …

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