NASA's GOES satellites recently tracked a meteorological phenomenon largely unknown to weather forecasters: The location of the thick layers of water vapor in Earth's atmosphere. The results are as beautiful as they are helpful.
This polymer film is expanding and contracting like a muscle, and looks pretty alive doing it, but the energy is coming from water vapor, not black magic. Go figure.
When you look at this film you know what lobsters must feel like. Looking at the sky above this golf course you can see the clouds literally roll over the sky like ocean waves. What causes these incredible waves to move across the sky?
If you throw your iPhone into this fire, it will never burn. How is that possible? Because the fire isn't real. Instead, the fireplace uses water vapor and LEDs to mimic fire. It looks pretty damn real, though.