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.

25 October 2022

Archer Aviation’s goal is to build 250 air taxis in 2025

Archer Aviation has announced that it wants to build 250 battery-electric air taxis in 2025. The plan is to get its aircraft certified by the end […]
25 October 2022

The world’s whitest paint can help fight climate change

The world’s whitest paint can now be used on cars and planes. The paint reflects 98% of the sun’s light, which could help cool vehicle’s interiors […]
25 October 2022

Salts could be the answer for large-scale storage of hydrogen in solids, new study shows

Researchers at the Leibniz Institute of Catalysis have developed a method for storing and releasing pure hydrogen with salts in the presence of amino acids. The […]
24 October 2022

Brain-eating amoeba likely to affect more swimmers worldwide due to climate change

A deadly, brain-eating amoeba usually limited to regions with warm, fresh waters like the southern US has been found as far north as Minnesota and Nebraska. […]
24 October 2022

Space X’s Polaris Dawn spacewalk postponed

The first commercial spacewalk, scheduled for late 2022, has been postponed to March 2023 at the earliest, the Polaris Program website has announced. The private Polaris […]
24 October 2022

easyJet’s aerophobia course returns for winter

easyJet is bringing back its popular Fearless Flyer course to help conquer the fear of flying in less than 3 hours. Aerophobia, or ‘fear of flying’, […]
24 October 2022

EU parliament adopts targets for EV charging infrastructure

On Wednesday October 19th, the European Parliament adopted its position on draft EU rules aimed at spurring the deployment of recharging and alternative refueling stations (such […]
24 October 2022

Bladerunner-style air taxis slated for production by end of decade

If flying taxis and skyports sound like something from Bladerunner or Star Wars to you, then think again. A Korean start-up has raised $9 million in […]
24 October 2022

Serbia reintroduces visa for Burundi and Tunisia after mounting pressure from EU

Serbia has introduced visas for citizens of Tunisia and Burundi after mounting pressure from the EU. The news was confirmed by the European Commissioner for Neighborhood […]
24 October 2022

Spain lifts all remaining Covid entry restrictions

On Friday October 21st, Spain lifted all the sanitary control measures that still remained for people coming from countries outside the EU or Schengen countries. Controls […]
21 October 2022

Italian air traffic controllers’ strike causes severe disruptions today

As of 00:00 today, air traffic controllers in Italy are on a 24-hour strike, until midnight tonight. The strike is expected to cause severe disruptions today, […]
21 October 2022

Mallorca to reduce number of hotel beds to tackle overtourism

While 2 years ago people wore worrying about the tourism industry dying out, the lifting of the coronavirus travel restrictions has brought the exact opposite issue […]
20 October 2022

Hypersonic scramjet powered by green hydrogen to cross the Atlantic in 90 minutes

Australian aerospace engineering start-up Hypersonix is partnering with the University of Sydney to build a zero emissions hypersonic spaceplane capable of deploying small satellites into low […]
20 October 2022

Water batteries could be the solution to storing renewable energy

Renewable energy is without doubt the future, but as much as it is necessary, there is one big obstacle that needs to be overcome – its […]
20 October 2022

Plastic waste will triple by 2060, according to OECD forecast

According to an OECD forecast included in the Global Plastics Outlook Policy Scenarios to 2060 report from June 2022, unless serious, stringent and coordinated policies are […]
19 October 2022

How much do you care about having a sustainable Halloween?

Halloween is around the corner and a question lingers in the air: is there a way to have a good time with friends and family while […]