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The sun’s energy in some cases can heat molten salt to 490 degrees Celsius (914 degrees Fahrenheit), which allows operators to predict when electricity will flow.
Thousands of years ago, molten rock from Newberry Volcano devoured a standing forest, leaving the trees encased in hard rock when the lava cooled.
But China is showing a new way forward—ironically, with a technology developed, then shelved, by the U.S. Molten salt reactors were first developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in the 1950s.
At 11 a.m. kids can make molten lava slime inspired by the duel at Mustafar between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Hydrogen storage, molten salt and other forms of batteries all offer alternatives that have received significant investment in recent years.
Nash Organics provided the stinging nettles that became a grassy blanket for taggiasca olives and molten pools of ricotta to lounge on.
Frequent asteroid strikes turned parts of the planet into molten rock.
That day ended on a pontoon boat, in front of cliffs turned molten by the setting sun, hippos yawning and huffing all around while a small group of us drank gin and tonics and learned the names of the birds feeding on the shore.
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Origin and Etymology of molten
Middle English, from past participle of melten to melt
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
MOLTEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of molten for English Language Learners
: melted by heat
MOLTEN Defined for Kids
Definition of molten for Students
: melted especially by very great heat molten metal
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