Engineering Update #61: A planet that shouldn’t exist

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 9:51am
Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist

A planet that shouldn’t exist
Announced at a press conference at meeting of the American Astronomical society, was the discovery of a planet that is 17-times heavier than earth called Kepler-10c. The planet exists in the Draco constellation, about 560 light-years from earth.

The latest smart phone security
If someone does something suspicious with a phone – like entering a wrong password too many times – the software e-mails the rightful owner and, as a bonus, takes a picture of the perp using the device’s front-facing camera, relaying that and a map of the alleged thief’s location.

And the world’s lightest electric vehicle
This skateboard, which weighs in at 9.9 pounds, is currently at the mercy of a kickstarter but if it succeeds should prove an interesting mode of transportation.


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