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Boeing and Saab fly their new T-X aircraft

Boeing and Saab announced on 20 December the first flight of the new aircraft they have co-developed for the US Air Force’s (USAF’s) T-X training requirement. The twin-seat single-engined aircraft made its 55-minute maiden…







Japan pulls plug on experimental nuclear reactor

It was hoped that the so-called “dream reactor” would burn a plutonium-uranium mix that would yield more plutonium. But the dream remains elusive and the plant faced too costly upgrades in the post-Fukushima era. Source:…