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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

31 January 2023

Why did NASA test an aircraft with a pivoting wing?

NASA’s Ames-Dryden-1 (AD-1) aircraft was designed to investigate the concept of an oblique (pivoting) wing. The wing could be rotated about its center pivot so that […]
26 January 2023

This airplane spent more than two months in the air

In 1958, two pilots over a desert in the southwestern United States achieved a feat that to this day has not yet been surpassed: flying an […]
23 January 2023

Netflix seeks a flight attendant for the rich and famous

Have you ever fantasised about serving cocktails to Chris Hemsworth or eavesdropping on Megan and Harry while you put a blanket over the duchess’s knees? Well, […]
23 January 2023

Aviation museum renamed after Captain ‘Sully’ Sullenberger

The Smithsonian-affiliated Aviation Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina, will reopen this year with a new name in honor of Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III. He became […]
19 January 2023

How can golf survive climate change?

Drought and climate change around the globe are threatening golf practice, obliging public authorities to find sustainable ways of keeping golf courses alive. In California, a […]
17 January 2023

Pepsi launches new Zero Sugar recipe

On Friday January 13th, PepsiCo announced that it has reformulated Pepsi Zero Sugar to reduce caffeine, remove ginseng and tweak the sweetener system, although it still […]
10 January 2023

Over 130 languages are spoken in this New York City borough

Queens, New York, is the most diverse populous borough in the United States, and indeed in the world. A few years ago, the districts’ officials adopted […]
26 December 2022

The railroad that transformed the US

The first transcontinental railroad, also known as the Pacific Railroad or the Overland Route, was the first railway to connect the United States west to the […]
20 December 2022

US visa delays to result in loss of 6.6 million tourists and $11 billion in 2023

Prolonged visa delays are stifling tourism recovery in the US, according to the US Travel Association (USTA), the industry’s leading advocacy group. USTA estimates that US […]
14 December 2022

United and Boeing announce largest widebody aircraft order in US commercial aviation history

On 13 December, United Airlines and Boeing announced the largest widebody order by a US carrier in commercial aviation history, the airline ordering 100 Boeing 787 […]
2 December 2022

One third of US premium travellers prefer booking flights through advisors

A recent study surveying 2,050 American premium travellers who booked an international flight at least once in the past six months found that 31% of them […]
1 December 2022

Bridget McCutchen wants to be the youngest person to travel the world on a motorcycle

Bridget McCutchen is a young biker from northern Wisconsin who has has set herself the goal of entering the Guinness Book as the youngest person in […]
1 December 2022

What is the oldest tourist attraction in the USA?

Here is the real story of Plymouth Rock—America’s most famous piece of granite and the oldest tourist attraction in the USA. Located in Pilgrim Memorial State […]
30 November 2022

A new skyscraper is set to redefine Austin’s urban landscape

A large construction project is set to change the urban landscape of Austin. At 1,035 feet (315 meters), the Wilson Tower is expected to become the […]
25 November 2022

Space Perspective unveils first marine spaceport

Earlier this month, Space Perspective unveiled MS Voyager, the world’s first Marine Spaceport for human spaceflight and the first in a planned fleet of this new […]
24 November 2022

National Park Service renames “offensive” Grand Canyon stopping point to Havasupai Gardens

The administration of the Grand Canyon National Park has chosen to rename the “Indian Garden” as reparations to the Havasupai, a local tribe that was evicted […]