2013 paves way for more scientific successes

Private drones, 3D mapping satellite, self-driving cars and space-tourism among biggest scientific achievements of 2013.

    The year 2013 witnessed the sending of an unprecedented number of objects into orbit, which brought back flood of data that, even if no more objects are launched into space, astronomers will still have all the unsorted data to look at.

    With the GAIA mapping satellite launched into space last December to provide the first 3D chronicle of billions of stars in the galaxy, as well as automakers creating their own versions of self-driving car, and Amazon's creation of private drones for delivery, many scientific revelations and discoveries are expected in the new year.

    Al Jazeera's Jacob Ward brings together last year's scientific accomplishments, and what lays ahead.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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