Saturday Morning Science Experiment: Steam, sans punk

In a moment sure to inspire conflicted feelings of aesthetic revulsion and geeky fascination in any goggles-wearing would-be mad scientist, this local TV news segment demonstrates how superheating steam turns a warm fog into a powerful, invisible force capable of lighting a match.

Steve Spangler, a former public school science teacher, does science experiments on Denver KUSA-TV 9News. He also has a Web site with instructions for performing this experiment at home. For all you gadgeteers out there.

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