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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.

30 May 2023

Elon Musk’s brain chip firm receives US approval for ‘first-in-human’ clinical trial

Elon Musk‘s brain chip implant company, Neuralink, has received approval from the FDA to conduct its ‘first-in-human’ clinical trial, the company announced on Twitter on Friday […]
30 May 2023

Influencer demands that plus-size flyers get free seats

Jae’lynn Chaney, an influencer from Vancouver, Canada, has started a petition on Change.org asking that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires all US airlines give plus-size […]
25 May 2023

Blue Origin wins NASA contract to land humans on the moon

NASA has selected Blue Origin to develop a human landing system for the agency’s Artemis V mission to the Moon. Through Artemis, NASA will explore more […]
23 May 2023

Disney’s $2,400-a-night Star Wars hotel set to close after less than 2 years

Walt Disney World in Florida has announced it intends to close its $2,400-a-night Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel, only 18 months after it was opened. Guests […]
18 May 2023

Flight school in Alaska gives second life to old planes turning them into Airbnbs

Three retired air cargo aircraft are having a second life in Alaska. Retired pilot Jon Kotwicki founded FLY8MA, a flight school in Big Lake, Alaska, and […]
16 May 2023

US airports are piloting facial recognition technology

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is conducting tests of a facial recognition technology system meant to streamline the passenger identification and verification process at different airports […]
16 May 2023

Vast Space partners with SpaceX to launch first private space station in 2025

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 will launch both the Haven-1 (space station) and Vast-1 (human spaceflight) missions. 1. Private space station California-based startup Vast Space joined forces with […]
11 May 2023

New US tech can capture 100 tons of carbon from the ocean annually

Two California-based companies are partnering to accelerate technology development and industry collaboration to help mitigate climate change.  1. Captura and AltaSea Captura, a carbon removal company […]
11 May 2023

How can small portable nuclear reactors power up to 1,000 households?

A US-based energy firm is developing small portable nuclear reactors — innovative devices dubbed the next-generation of nuclear power plants. 1. Radiant The US-based Radiant Industries […]
10 May 2023

Biden administration proposes passenger compensation rules similar to EU’s

On 8 May, US President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced plans to launch a new rulemaking that is aimed at requiring airlines to […]
9 May 2023

Axiom Space’s second commercial space trip postponed to May 21st

On Friday May 5th, NASA announced that the launch of the second-ever private astronaut mission to the International Space Station (ISS) would take place on May […]
8 May 2023

Hawaii delays tourist fee aimed at protecting its ecosystems

Hawaii’s plans to introduce a tourist fee were delayed after policymakers didn’t reach an agreement regarding the measure’s details in time for the deadline. The proposed […]
8 May 2023

This is the largest aircraft graveyard in the world

In the Arizona desert lies one of the strangest graveyards in the world. Known as ‘the boneyard’, the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) is a […]
5 May 2023

US to end Covid-19 vaccine air travel requirements on May 11

On Monday May 1st, the White House announced that the requirement to present a Covid-19 vaccination certificate for travelers and US government officials would be lifted […]
4 May 2023

Would you attend a zero-gravity concert?

Florida based Zero Gravity Corporation (Zero-G) has recently announced a series of zero gravity concerts. The new initiative allows musicians to perform their top songs with […]
2 May 2023

IATA welcomes postponing of 5G mitigation measures at US airports

In January 2022, voluntary mitigation measures concurrent with the rollout of 5G C-band operations at or near US airports 188 US airports, lowering the power of […]