Airbus’ Swappable Airplane Interiors (Wired)

Airbus has introduced Transpose, a “low-fidelity” aircraft with swappable inflight interiors.

The concept allows aircrafts to exchange cramped rows for varying activity cabins. Airbus is working with 100 engineers and designers to test and improve their creation to meet federal aviation standards. Read more.

‘Road to Nowhere’: The Challenges US Faces in Rebuilding Infrastructure (Council on Foreign Relations)

Traffic, carsThe Council on Foreign Relations analyzes transportation policy initiatives, highlighting the challenges the United States faces as infrastructure expires and investments stagnate.

Though the country has historically fostered one of the world’s best transportation networks, global economic competitors are quickly surpassing it. Read more.

7 Ways to Die on a Trip to Mars (Vox)

outer space, galaxy, universe, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk believes humans can and will travel to Mars. SpaceX plans to establish a human colony on Mars, despite the high fatality risk.

Chris McKay, a senior scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center, explains some of the hazards involved in potential Mars missions. Examples include rocket explosion, radiation exposure, and crash landings. Read the full list here.

Charlotte Brontë: An Independent Will

Bible-bookCharlotte Brontë: An Independent Will has just a few more days to run in New York City at the Morgan Library and Museum. The exhibition, which opened at the end of September 2016, coincided with the 200th anniversary of Brontë’s birth and is a tour of her life and work.

For the first time, the original manuscript of Jane Eyre has come to America, on loan to the museum. Read more.