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‘Flame Challenge’ Winner: Ben Ames’ Animated Video Takes Top Honors From Alan Alda

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer

Published: 06/04/2012 04:31 PM EDT on LiveScience

A flame may seem like a simple thing, but explaining why it exists can be tricky.

Ben Ames, a graduate student in quantum optics, made an animated video with a musical conclusion to provide an explanation an 11-year-old could understand. His entry won actor Alan Alda's "The Flame Challenge."

Ames, who is studying at the University of Innsbruck in A... (View original article)

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