The second Panasonic mobile phone designed under the theme ‘One Pin Disassembly’. The challenge was to create a ‘flip type’ mobile phone that could completely disassemble with the removal of a single pin. A strong metal cylindrical hinge shape was designed to house the ‘Panasonic spring loaded manual flip mechanism’ on one side and the disassembly pin on the other. Once unscrewed the hinge allows the phone to explode into its various parts, aluminum frames, plastic housing and circuitry, enabling quick and easy recycling.
JetBlue Flight 1416 had its right engine explode, filling the cabin with smoke. The airliner returned to the airport in Long Beach, Claifornia and the passengers left using emergency slides. Chief Mike DuRee of the Long Beach Fire Department said a few passengers complained of medical problems and one was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.