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.

18 January 2023

Why are planes nearly always painted white?

Nothing in the design of an aircraft is done arbitrarily. All decisions made in the aeronautical industry are aimed at optimizing two fundamental aspects: maximizing safety […]
17 January 2023

City council votes to ban night flights over Brussels

On Monday, 16 January, the city council of Brussels adopted a motion for banning night flights over the city, in an attempt to limit noise pollution […]
17 January 2023

First steps towards the space station of the future

Airbus Defense and Space is teaming up with Voyager Space to help design the next space station for NASA, ESA and other customers. The space station […]
17 January 2023

Earth’s ozone layer is expected to recover to 1980 levels by 2040, UN report finds

Earth’s protective ozone layer is slowly healing with scientists forecasting it to be completely cured within two decades. The ozone layer is on track to recover […]
17 January 2023

Last moments inside crashing Nepal plane caught on Facebook live video

On Sunday Morning, a Yeti Airline plane headed to Pokhara Airport from Kathmandu plunged in what is believed to be Nepal’s worst air crash in 30 […]
17 January 2023

Airbus tests dragonfly inspired technologies to enhance pilot assistance

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has started testing new technologies, inspired by dragonflies, to enhance on-ground and in-flight pilot assistance. The tests are being conducted on an A350-1000 […]
17 January 2023

Amsterdam to crack down on speedy e-bikes

Electric bicycles have become more and more popular over the past few years, demand having especially ramping up during the pandemic. People turned to e-bikes to […]
16 January 2023

Nights booked online in summer 2022 up 9%, exceeding 2019 levels

Eurostat has released data revealing that during the third quarter of 2022, which included the traditional summer holiday months of July and August, guests spent around […]
16 January 2023

British Airways launches new uniforms including hijabs and jumpsuits

British Airways is introducing new progressive uniforms including hijabs and jumpsuits in a bid to update its corporate identity. The uniforms will be rolled out to […]
16 January 2023

New covid guidance for long haul flights

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended passengers on long haul flights wear masks in response to a sharp rise in Covid-19 infections in the US and […]
16 January 2023

China stops issuing visas for Japan and South Korea in Covid reciprocity move

After China finally put an end to its zero-Covid policies on 8 January, reopening its borders to the world, several countries started imposing additional measures for […]
16 January 2023

Boeing increases aircraft production but still lags behind Airbus

After its 737 MAX crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic, Boeing Co. ramped up production and deliveries of jets. However, the company still falls behind Airbus SE, […]
16 January 2023

Airbus and VDL sign partnership to make communication terminals 10 times faster

Airbus and VDL Group have joined forces to produce a laser communication terminal for aircraft known as UltraAir.  The UltraAir project is co-financed by Airbus and […]
16 January 2023

Why granting rivers a legal personhood matters

The Magpie River has become the first river in Canada to be granted legal personhood. On February 23rd, 2021, the Alliance for the Protection of the […]
16 January 2023

Ticket demand for Hong Kong-China link surges as high-speed train service restarts

On Thursday January 12th, China Railway Guangzhou that the high-speed railway from the Chinese mainland to Hong Kong will resume operations from Sunday, January 15th. The […]
16 January 2023

At least 68 killed in Nepal’s worst air crash in 30 years

Nepal has suffered its worst plane crash in 30 years, with at least 68 fatalities. According to the Himalyan nation’s Civil Aviation Authority, the crash occured […]