Watch Worthy – Komando

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07:43

Oceans are running out of sand

Oceans are running out of sand

The beach is a popular vacation spot, especially during the summer. But what if one day you went down to the seashore, and found that there was no shore? No sand to be seen? What would be the impacts of such a disappearance? While it won’t be gone by tomorrow, sand is actually slowly disappearing from the ocean, with devastating effects.

 

03:00

Taxi Driver (1976)

Taxi Driver (1976)

In this movie, Robert De Niro plays a New York City cabbie who’s insomnia drives him to work the night shift. As his condition worsens, he grows increasingly detached from reality and dreams of cleaning up the filthy city and saving the world. But he soon lowers his sights on a presidential candidate, then trying to rescue a 12-year-old girl. For rent on Google Play, iTunes, Microsoft and YouTube.

 

02:10

Moon (2009)

Moon (2009)

In this 2009 science fiction film, one astronaut’s three-year shift at a mine on the moon is coming to a close, and he’s desperately waiting to get back home to his wife and daughter. But soon his health takes a turn for the worse, and begins to suffer from some weird hallucinations. Will he be able to figure out what’s happening in time? Available on Netflix.

 

01:38

Heathers (1988)

Heathers (1988)

It’s high school all over again, with cliques and mean girls, but one isn’t having any of it. Tired of the fakeness and general animosity of the popular girls, Heather, portrayed by Winona Ryder, is done with them, and soon finds herself drawn into the friendship of a loner played by Christian Slater.  But all doesn’t go as planned, and his intentions may be much more sinister than Winona first believed. Available on Hulu and Netflix.

 

02:39

Gangs of New York (2002)

Gangs of New York (2002)

This film centers around an Irish immigrant, after watching his father’s demise, decides to come back and take out his revenge against the gang leader responsible. To do this he must infiltrate the leader’s inner circle, gain his trust, then betray him at the opportune time. Will he succeed? Available on Amazon Prime and Hulu.

 

02:17

Seven (1995)

Seven (1995)

This movie pairs the talent of Brad Pitt as a newbie cop and Morgan Freeman as the seasoned police officer chasing a serial killer on his quest to punish the seven deadly sins. Will they catch him in time? Watch this classic thriller to find out. Available on Netflix.

 

02:31

The Departed (2005)

The Departed (2005)

In this classic film, the talents of Leonardo Dicaprio, Mark Wahlberg, and Matt Damon all come together, with Jack Nicholson.  Set in Boston, a cop goes undercover to infiltrate a gang and take them down. At the same time, however, there’s a mole in the police department, reporting on the undercover cop. What will happen when each organization finds out about the moles? (Hint: It’s not good). Available on Netflix.

 

04:50

How to make soup dumplings

How to make soup dumplings

If you’ve ever been to an authentic Chinese restaurant, you might have seen dumplings on the menu. One of the most difficult dumplings to make, the soup dumpling, is a staple cuisine, but it has to be done right.

 

04:33

You’ve never heard of this groundbreaking scientist

You’ve never heard of this groundbreaking scient

You’ve heard of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, but there’s one groundbreaking scientist you’ve probably never seen. In the seventeenth century, one geologist named Nicolas Steno began his tenure as a scientist by studying cadavers and anatomical connections between species. His groundbreaking work paved the way for huge contributions to the field of geology, and influenced big names such as Charles Darwin and James Hutton.

 

00:00

What I streamed and what I liked – Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

What I streamed and what I liked – Tom Clanc

Kim's pick this weekend is 'Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" exclusively on Amazon Prime. The character of Jack Ryan has been featured in several films on the big screen. In this Amazon original thriller that centers on Ryan as an up-and-coming CIA analyst, Ryan is thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time and uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication. That launches him into the middle of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale.

 

02:05

Where’s the best place to find clean water?

Where’s the best place to find clean water?

If you ever find yourself in a fight to survive, one of the most important things is being able to find clean drinking water. And while you may have a water bottle with you, if you don’t have immediate access, it can be quite difficult to know where to look.

 

01:11

This real flying car looks like it’s from a science fiction movie

This real flying car looks like it’s from a scie

It may finally time for the Back to the Future movies to finally become a reality. One man decided to take his car to the skies himself, and succeeded in creating a flying car that much resembles the structure of a drone. But does it actually work, and what does this mean for the future of transportation?

 

01:30

China’s artificial star

China’s artificial star

You may be thinking, how could a country make a star? Aren’t they all in space? The premise of this grand invention, though isn’t to recreate a star, but recreate the energy production of one, and see if it could be the next big step in clean, renewable energy.

 

05:51

Jam with the air guitar world championships

Jam with the air guitar world championships

Forget about regular guitar. Air guitar is where it’s at, and the world championships mean it’s the best of the best. Watch the different competitors rock their fingers out, on air!

 

05:47

Chameleon farming is a real thing

Chameleon farming is a real thing

You might not have even considered this, but for some people, farming for Chameleons is a very serious business. Going out in the dark, risking danger, just to spot a Chameleon seems crazy, but it is a very lucrative business, and very secret. The chameleon spots are well kept secrets, and there is fierce competition. But what exactly is chameleon farming, and how did it become such a big thing?

 

04:52

The impossible 10 penny puzzle

The impossible 10 penny puzzle

Sometimes what looks like the simplest puzzle to solve can be the most impossible. If you like puzzles that you can stump your friends with, this impossible 10 penny puzzle is for you!

 

04:31

You won’t believe these real-life sunken cities

You won’t believe these real-life sunken cities

  Atlantis may just be a myth, but it isn’t the only city underwater. Not only are these amazing cities submerged in water, but some you can actually visit yourself! These are super cool, and would be amazing destination spots for the next time you’re on vacation!

 

03:02

This new hair fad will have you seeing a rainbow

This new hair fad will have you seeing a rainbow

Maybe you're not the one to dye your hair a crazy color.  Getting highlights or the occasional root correct could be the biggest thing to happen, but for some people, finding new ways to test the limits of bright hair are their passion. One new hair coloring fad is drip dyeing, and it definitely packs a punch of color.

 

23:18

The infamous prison break from Alcatraz

The infamous prison break from Alcatraz

Alcatraz is one of the most notorious American prisons, and while it’s no longer open and functioning, its history as the a prison on an island meant that those who were able to escape from the prison went down in history.09

 

05:17

How feng shui inspired this amazing Hong Kong architecture

How feng shui inspired this amazing Hong Kong arch

In Hong Kong, you might notice something weird about some of the taller buildings. While it might seem odd to see a huge hole in the middle of a skyscraper, there’s a purpose behind it for Hong Kong’s architecture. And it dates back to ancient beliefs about the flow of mystical dragons. But feng shui and traditions aren’t the only reason architects make buildings with gaping holes.

 

04:31

Soon the middle seat might be the best on airplanes

Soon the middle seat might be the best on airplane

You know the drill. Long lines, cramped spaces, and dreading the middle seat.  Flying commercially is a pain, but millions of people do it every day. As a result, airlines are constantly trying to find better ways to save money and make the experience more comfortable for passengers. One new solution may change the way planes are boarded, and even make the middle seat the best choice!

 

02:09

Beautiful chemical reactions

Beautiful chemical reactions

Science class wasn’t as exciting as you probably wanted it to be.  But it isn’t the fault of the chemical reactions, just that you couldn’t see them very well. That’s why Chinese scientists decided to film chemical reactions at a level you haven’t seen before.  Their goal? To capture the beauty of chemistry, even in something as simple as dissolving M&M’s in water.

 

00:52

Growing plants on Antarctica

Growing plants on Antarctica

You’ve heard of iceberg lettuce, but you probably haven’t heard of lettuce grown on an iceberg.  With today’s new technology, scientists are able to grow plants in Antarctica. But how are they doing this, and what could it mean for the rest of the world?

 

06:40

What will happen when molten salt meets a watermelon?

What will happen when molten salt meets a watermel

You know you’ve always wanted to know the answer to this, but you just didn’t realize it yet. While watermelons may be the guinea pig of choice when it comes to destroying fruit, there’s no one way to go about it. One person decided to see what happens when they poured molten salt into a watermelon.

 

06:00

The paradox of the infinite hotel

The paradox of the infinite hotel

When you hear the word infinite, you may imagine a really large number in your head, or even more commonly, not really be able to imagine anything. As finite creatures with finite environments, it’s difficult to imagine “infinite”. But one mathematician, David Hilbert, constructed a thought experiment to help humans understand the concept of infinity. One of the types of infinity that is.

 

02:33

How are we trying to clean up the ocean?

How are we trying to clean up the ocean?

Trash and human debris in the ocean is a devastating world problem. Approximately 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic float at the surface of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. While it may not be easy to see from the coast, trash in the ocean is no insignificant matter. That’s why so many organizations and grassroots efforts have begun to clean up our world’s waters. But how are they tackling this monumental task, and what technologies have sprung forth in the process? 

 

00:00

What I streamed and what I liked – “Hard Knocks”

What I streamed and what I liked – “Ha

This week's streaming pick from Andrew is "Hard Knocks", a reality sports documentary produced by the NFL and HBO. Each season the show follows an NFL team during training camp in preparation for the upcoming season. The latest season follows the Cleveland Browns and is a great way to get pumped up for football season.

 

08:50

What to do if you’ve been hacked!

What to do if you’ve been hacked!

Oh no! You’ve just found out that someone hacked your data! What do you do? If you want to know how to stay safe and get back control when someone hacks you, make sure to check out this video!

 

04:02

The typical makeover movie

The typical makeover movie

You know the trope, an “ugly” girl who has no friends is suddenly taken through a change of clothing and a little makeup and suddenly becomes the prettiest one in the movie. It’s the typical movie makeover, and it happens so often that you might be left wondering why. You just need a few things to do it, and it resonates with a lot of people, but why does it work?

 

01:03

This new shade of blue is mesmerizing

This new shade of blue is mesmerizing

With all the numerous colors that exist in our world today, it’s difficult to imagine that new ones can still be found. But researchers have found a new unique shade of blue, called YInMn blue, named from its components.  But not only is it a new shade, but it’s properties are not like that of many other blues.

 

05:11

Chernobyl’s effect on animals

Chernobyl’s effect on animals

On April 26th, 1986, near the abandoned town of Pripyat the infamous Chernobyl accident occurred. Even today, its effects are still noticeable around the site, and the radiation caused by the accident has leaked into almost all varieties of life in the area, leading to some drastic and unusual changes. So how has the intense radiation affected life around Chernobyl?

 

03:16

Dance with motion capture

Dance with motion capture

Technology has progressed so far in today’s world, that even dance moves can be transmitted digitally from person to person. It’s not very new to see digital mapping, as it’s used in many mediums from movies with motion capture or even in video games. But now you can use it to learn how to dance? Do you have a favorite dance, or video of someone dancing that you’d like to recreate?

 

03:14

What’s the history of Labor Day?

What’s the history of Labor Day?

Labor Day isn’t just a long weekend. While you may be enjoying your day off, this federal holiday is much more than that. Did you know when it was first created and why?

 

03:15

Highlights from the Jerry Lewis telethon

Highlights from the Jerry Lewis telethon

For 44 years, the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon was a tradition of the holiday. The telethon raised billions for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and gave us "Jerry's Kids." Check out the best moments of telethon over the years, including the comedian's surprise reunion with old pal and partner Dean Martin.

 

05:18

Best vacation spots for Labor Day

Best vacation spots for Labor Day

It’s Labor Day weekend and you may be looking for some of the best vacation spots to make the most of your long weekend. But where are the best places to go? Check out this video to see the best recommendations of where you should spend your mini-vacation!

 

03:49

Cakes of times past

Cakes of times past

Food brings people together. And over the course of history, some of the foods best at bringing people together are cakes. Whether it’s birthday cake, wedding cake, there’s one for every possible event, and even ones famous for a certain era. This video follows the different popular cakes in history.

 

02:53

The oldest tea trees in the world

The oldest tea trees in the world

If you want to find the world’s oldest known tea, you must travel to the jungles of Southwestern China. Or, you could go to a tea shop in New York that specializes in authentic traditional Chinese tea. While it may seem like a simple task, harvesting and preparing Chinese tea in an authentic form is a mission that can take you halfway around the world, climbing up steep mountains and crossing rivers.

 

09:09

Don’t approach these weird animals

Don’t approach these weird animals

Most animals found in the wild aren’t good things to approach, but that is mostly about preservation.  However, some animals should be avoided, and although it’s obvious to not go near a bear or lion, not all deadly creatures advertise their ability to kill.  Here are some weird animals you shouldn’t go near, and if you see them, run away!

 

03:20

Why the peregrine is the fastest animal

Why the peregrine is the fastest animal

Think of the fastest you have ever driven in your car. Hopefully, it is under 100mph, but even if it isn’t, you probably haven’t driven at 200 mph, or even near it. The Peregrine Falcon reaches this speed almost every time it goes hunting. And no, it doesn’t have a car. But how can this bird no larger than a crow, go so fast?

 

04:08

What makes glass transparent?

What makes glass transparent?

Glass is something you probably see every day, or do you? More than likely, you’re seeing through it, and many times don’t even notice it’s there. Glass is one of the few materials that has this property, and it has become so widely used and integral to daily life, it’s difficult to imagine today’s world without glass. But why does glass have these unique properties?

 

16:47

Sea monkeys have a dark past

Sea monkeys have a dark past

You may remember sea monkeys as those tiny, magical creatures that you could raise in the water, and were often part of packages sold in stores to create sea monkey oases. But this documentary shows the origin of these curious creatures, and how they combined marketing and science.

 

04:45

World’s largest Rube Goldberg Christmas tree

World’s largest Rube Goldberg Christmas tree

Lighting a Christmas Tree can be an exhausting effort in its own right, so why make it more complicated? For fun, of course! And maybe to break some world records. You won’t believe how much effort was put in to make this Christmas tree brighten the night.

 

03:12

The iconic movie trailer voice

The iconic movie trailer voice

You’re probably imagining it now, the deep gravelly voice telling you about apocalyptic world events, big flashy action scenes, and maybe even an explosion or two. It seems like every blockbuster movie contacts the same guy to voice their trailers, and in some ways, that’s true. Who is the man behind one of the most legendary voices?

 

04:13

This is the ultimate Rube Goldberg machine

This is the ultimate Rube Goldberg machine

One of the best things about Rube Goldberg machines is how big and complex they can get. The more complex contraption for the simpler task, the better. In this video, you’ll see the ultimate machine, all to take a portrait picture.

 

04:42

How to build a Rube Goldberg machine

How to build a Rube Goldberg machine

Do you like what you’re seeing? Want to build an overly complex machine to do a simple task? Show off your skills by watching this video and figure out how to build a Rube Goldberg machine.

 

05:58

The truth about bipolar disorder

The truth about bipolar disorder

You’ve probably heard the term “bipolar” thrown around a lot, but it mostly likely hasn’t been in a literal situation. It may be tossed around as a description for someone being suddenly happy and sad, but bipolar disorder is a very serious situation for a portion of the population. It can be a debilitating disorder, but what exactly is it?

 

05:59

Rube Goldberg machine on America’s Got Talent

Rube Goldberg machine on America’s Got Talent

What’s your talent? Will you go up on the stage and start singing, dancing, or telling jokes? Maybe you’ll do some stage magic. For one contestant on "America’s Got Talent," most of the effort came before the show, because when he came up to the stage, the only thing left to do was flip a domino.

 

04:25

Arctic vs Antarctic

Arctic vs Antarctic

Aside from the name difference and geographic location, both the Antarctic and the Arctic are two very cold places that may look similar at first glance. However, there are very specific and drastic differences between the two. Can you catch them all?