Science Project Fuels Airport Bomb Scare 11 briefly detained over college student's robot By Matt Cantor, Newser User Posted Apr 2, 2012 8:07 AM CDT 79 comments Comments A Southwest Airlines passenger jet takes off from Dallas Love Field. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) (Newser) – A college student's science project prompted a panic at Dallas Love Field airport yesterday, with authorities evacuating hundreds of people and detaining 11 passengers. As college students and their professor exited a Southwest Airlines plane that had flown in from Kansas City, one left a "robotic device" on board; a passenger said it looked like a remote-control car linked to a phone. Security personnel shouted orders to evacuate the terminal, and a number of handcuffed students were escorted from the gate. A bomb squad found the gadget to be safe within an hour, the Dallas Morning News reports.