End of the Line for Learjet, ITER Fusion Reactor Reaches Milestone and Texas Grid Fails


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The Learjet brand, currently owned by Bombardier, announced that in the fourth quarter of this year, Wichita Kansas based Learjet production will end forever.

A project milestone was reached this week for the ITER nuclear reactor in France as critical component manufacturing began in Europe, specifically the vacuum vessel blanket that isolates the reactor from superhot nuclear plasma.

Texas power infrastructure is not designed to accommodate extreme cold experienced in the continental US, resulting in widespread power failures plunging millions in the dark. Will extreme weather events force the state to redesign the power system?

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