In Pictures: The weirdest, wackiest and coolest sci/tech stories of 2013 so far

From cool robots and unmanned aircraft to celebrity swatting and Moby Dick emoticons, it’s been an interesting high-tech year!

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Asteroids are hot. NASA stepped up its plan to mitigate the asteroid threat to Earth by announcing the latest in its series of Grand Challenges where it dares public and private partnerships to come up with a unique solution to a very tough problem in this case, how to best spot, track and possibly alter the direction of killer space rocks. Meanwhile asteroid mining company, Planetary Resources did a successful Kickstarter – over $1,2 million -- crowdfunded space telescope for space exploration including asteroid watching.

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