How Air Force maintainers get a plane flying again after a lightning strike

An Air Force C-17 Globemaster cargo aircraft was struck by lightning during a flight in the Central Command area of responsibility. With help from other personnel, team of maintainers was able to replace the C-17’s damaged parts, returning the airlifter to operational status. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — The 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron facilitated a maintenance recovery team (MRT) from the 305th Maintenance Squadron, McGuire Air Force Base, to remove and replace components of a C-17 Globemaster III belonging to Charleston Air Force Base, July 7. During a flight to a deployed location in the Central Command area of responsibility, lightning struck the… Read More

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Face Shields: What To Know & Where To Buy Them

So, you want to keep yourself and others protected but you need a literal breather from your face mask? We get it — we’re still adjusting to having our noses and mouths covered in fabric, sweating it out in the hot summer sun, too. Luckily, cloth masks (in some cases) aren’t the only option for helping prevent the spread of the coronavirus. If you’re looking for a fresh way to responsibly set the bottom half of your face free, meet: the shield. There are more than a few benefits to swapping out your mask, breathable as it may be, for a face shield. In addition to being easy to clean… Read More

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Coronavirus survivors share their experiences with delirium, brain fog, and memory issues

A new study found that coronavirus may cause brain damage in survivors, even if they had a relatively mild case. It’s unclear how long the symptoms will last or if the brain damage will be permanent, but some experts worry they could lead to another epidemic. Survivors and patients have described how the virus’s seeming effect on their brains is affecting their daily lives, from hallucinating to forgetting simple words. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Three days after a 55-year-old coronavirus patient was discharged from the hospital, lions and monkeys appeared in her house — or so she thought. The woman, who had no history of psychiatric illness,… Read More

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A biotech investor reportedly made $255 million in just 4 weeks on Novavax’s 120% surge (NVAX)

RA Capital Management, a small biotech investment firm, has made $255 million in paper profits in less than four weeks from a bet on Novavax, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Shares of pharmaceutical company Novavax have surged nearly 2,300% this year. In February, the company said it was working on a vaccine for COVID-19. On Tuesday, shares jumped as much as 41% when the company announced it will receive $1.6 billion from the government to develop and manufacture its coronavirus vaccine. Watch Novavax trade live on Markets Insider. on Business Insider. For one biotech firm, an investment in vaccine company Novavax is paying off. RA Capital, a small biotech… Read More

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Hearing set for former security guard charged in death of homeless man

Timothy Richard Lutes | Salt Lake County Jail Timothy Richard Lutes has pleaded not guilty to murder. SALT LAKE CITY — More than two years after he was charged with fatally shooting a homeless man in the back, the murder case against a former security guard is moving forward in court. A judge on Thursday scheduled an October preliminary hearing for Timothy Richard Lutes in a case that prompted greater training requirements for security guards at state buildings. Lutes, 28, is accused of killing Thomas Ray Stanfield as Stanfield was walking away at dawn following a fistfight with Lutes on June 20, 2018. Defense attorney Michael Peterson said he and… Read More

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Dow slips 361 points, Nasdaq hits record as tech rally fights against virus fears

US equities erased early gains and closed mixed on Thursday as fears of spiking virus cases overshadowed better-than-expected jobless claims data. Unemployment-insurance claims last week declined to 1.3 million, the Labor Department announced on Thursday. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had expected a reading of 1.38 million. Walgreens shares tanked after the company reported a $1.7 billion third-quarter loss and froze its stock buyback program. Tech giants rallied and pushed the Nasdaq composite to another record close. Oil traded lower, with West Texas Intermediate crude falling as much as 4%, to $39.27 per barrel. Watch major indexes update live here. Major US indexes closed mixed on Thursday after traders looked past… Read More

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The 20 billion-dollar startups to watch that are revolutionizing healthcare in 2020

2020 is shaping up to be a bumpy year for startups as they navigate the financial fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. Even so, through the first half of the year, healthcare startups managed to raise hundreds of millions, with some hitting unicorn status. There are 20 healthcare startups that have reached unicorn status, or the $1 billion and over valuation mark, according to valuations determined by PitchBook, CB Insights, and Business Insider’s reporting. Click here for more BI Prime stories. 2020 is gearing up to be a pivotal year for healthcare and biotech startups. In 2019, a handful of health startups went public with valuations above $1 billion. Then, the… Read More

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Ava Phillippe Just Embraced Quarantine’s Breakout Hair Color

Since many hair salons remain closed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are turning to at-home color. This might lead you to believe that root touch-up kits and subtle, natural-looking box dyes would be in the highest demand, but the two biggest quarantine color trends are actually shaping up to be platinum blonde and a whimsical shade of pastel pink. As it turns out, the latter is a universally-flattering shade for every complexion, plus there are so many easy pink dye options on the market. For proof, we’ve rounded up some of the biggest stars that have gone pink in quarantine. From young trendsetters like… Read More

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2 ways to lock a Windows computer from your keyboard and quickly secure your data

You can lock Windows from your keyboard by using two different key commands. One way to lock a Windows computer from your keyboard is by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del and then selecting the “Lock” option. If you only want to use the keyboard, you can lock Windows with the Windows Key + L command. Once Windows is locked, you’ll have to use your account password to open it again. Visit Business Insider’s Tech Reference library for more stories. You can’t accuse Windows of not giving you enough ways to lock your computer. In addition to locking it from the Start menu, letting it lock automatically after a period… Read More

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