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Jimmy Garoppolo’s priceless reaction to his record NFL contract

<i>Click here if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device</i><p>How does 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo feel about becoming …

This gadget lets you grow plants five times faster than an ordinary garden

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon Cultivating your green thumb this spring has many perks. In addition to having delicious spices and vegetables a few steps away, …

Gardening

Could A Wearable, Drug-Free Pain-Relief Device Really Work?

Nobody wants to hurt. But not everyone is eager to gobble painkillers to feel better. A company called NeuroMetrix Inc. hopes to solve for that with …

Pain

Tiny Drone-Based Surveillance System Can Watch Over a Entire Small Town

The Redkite wide-area motion imagery package can cover more than two square miles.<p>One of the most useful things about drones is their ability to tirelessly loiter for hours at a time. Combined that with a wide-area camera and you've got a combination that a visual record of everything below that …

Watch a Tactical Team Scale a Wall With a Giant Stick

It's faster and more versatile than a ladder.<p>Walls are designed to be impenetrable barriers, but surmounting them is often too easy with the right equipment. Ropes and ladders are fine, but it turns out all you really need to scale a wall is a big enough stick.<p>In the video above, a Vietnamese …

Technology

How to protect your smartphone's lock screen

Are you revealing more than you need to?<p>You probably know it's good practice to have a password, PIN number, or fingerprint check protecting your phone. Otherwise any stranger, relative, or work colleague can simply pick it up and start playing around with your banking apps, email account, and …

Physicists Calculate Long-Lost Signals Emitted Fractions of a Second After The Big Bang

The hunt for 'oscillons' begins.<p>For the first time, theoretical physicists have calculated the precise frequency of specific gravitational wave …

Complete IT Cloud Security & Hacking Training | Popular Mechanics Shop

<b>Description</b><p>Data security has never been more important in this age of cyberattacks and snooping, and companies know that, which is why they spend big on cloud security experts. In this training bundle, you'll explore a variety of cloud computing platforms while learning how to secure each. By the …

Armed Forces

NASA's Asteroid-Hunting Spacecraft Just Got an Amazing Side-Quest

Right now, OSIRIS-REx is one of the busiest spacecrafts in the solar system. OSIRIS-REx, which blasted off in September 2016, has been getting ready …

Want Answers About Your Family History? Now You Can Actually Get Them.

The "democratization of genomic data" is opening new doors to look into your past.<p>The first time I realized I could test my own DNA, I was watching a …

These 5 finalists will race to the moon in Google's Lunar XPrize competition

One of these spacecraft could become the first private spacecraft to land on the moon<p>The race to the moon is heating up. Soon the Google Lunar XPrize will hand out $30 million in prizes to privately-funded teams who can send a robot to the moon, move 500 meters across its surface, and send pictures …

Space Exploration