What is a FlameBen Ames, 31, from Kansas City, Mo and current physics graduate student at University of Innsbruck in Austria answers this question in the following link:
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What is a Flame.
The explanation is the best I have heard due in part to its visual graphics using Legos and its simple explanations. The video was developed in response to a contest put together by Alan Alda who is currently involved with and a founder for the Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. The selection took place at the World Science Festival in New York.
For more information: In Winning Definition of ‘Flame,’ Jargon Melts Away by Kenneth Chang, NYTimes and The Winning Answer to a Burning Question at NPR.