Airbus + LAYER Envision Better Economy Class Flying

For frequent flyers, or anyone who’s sat on a long-haul, it may seem like no effort has gone into improving economy class travel. That’s part of the reason why collaborative efforts between Airbus and London-based design firm LAYER feel very necessary. Together, they’ve proposed a paired app and seating concept. The former, called “Move,” encourages travelers to get up and walk around the cabin every …

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Glass monsters, plastic-eating enzymes, the story behind one of Prince's best songs and more

1. The Story Behind One of Prince’s Most Famous Songs Almost exactly two years after Prince’s tragic accidental overdose and death, the original story and recording of “Nothing Compares 2 U” has been released by the musician’s foundation. Paul “St Paul” Peterson (who was a singer in Prince’s band, the Family) and Susan Rogers (Prince’s sound engineer) tell the tale about the beautiful song’s birth, …

Airbus Plans to Offer Beds in the Cargo Hold

For those who don’t have the luxury of flying business class, sitting with all your limbs contorted in an airplane seat is obviously one of the least appealing aspects of travel. However, Airbus is said to be building bunk beds into their cargo holds—available for those in “cattle” class to rent out for naps. While it might seem like a wild concept, many large planes …