It's hard to pick one geeky moment that defined 2013, so we picked 10 (11 if you count our bonus moment).
Batkid conquered classic Batman villains The Riddler and The Penguin on his way to saving a damsel in distress, a baseball mascot, and the entire city of San Francisco. He also conquered geek hearts the world over. Miles was the kid beneath the mask. Miles, who is 5 years old, is in remission from leukemia and wanted to be Batkid for his special Make-A-Wish Foundation day. Thousands of volunteers turned out to cheer the tiny hero onward.
Lightsabers aren't just for wrinkly green aliens and guys in black capes. MIT and Harvard scientists created a previously unobserved form of matter by getting photons to bind together into molecules in what Crave's Eric Mack dubbed a "quantum bromance."
"It's not an in-apt analogy to compare this to lightsabers," Harvard Professor of Physics Mikhail Lukin said in a news release. "When these photons interact with each other, they're pushing against and deflect each other. The physics of what's happening in these molecules is similar to what we see in the movies." And "Star Wars" fans everywhere cheered.