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Frances Arnold

Caltech chemical engineer Frances Arnold delivered the Eugene P. Wigner Distinguished Lecture in Science, Technology, and Policy at ORNL on Nov. 2, 2015.
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ORNL’s Molten Salt Reactor Experiment operated more than 13,000 hours during its four-year run in the mid- to late 1960s. A priority of long-serving lab director Alvin Weinberg, MSRE was noteworthy at least in part because it ran on fuel that circulated through the reactor rather than staying put in...

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A global agreement to phase down the use of potent greenhouse gas refrigerants and replace them with climate-friendly alternatives leaned on multiple ORNL studies.

In a landmark decision, climate leaders from more than 190 countries agreed to amend the Montreal Protocol to discontinue producing a...

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Extreme pressure can lead to chemical compounds not found on Earth under normal conditions. Nobel Prize winner Roald Hoffmann discusses how they can give us valuable information.

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ORNL researchers are turning a physical oddity into cleaner, cheaper appliances.

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Adam Witt is a postdoc in ORNL's Environmental Sciences Division.

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The ingredients that make geothermal energy suitable for electricity production are simple: heat, permeability (usually fractured rock) and water. Until recently the trick has been finding all in the same place and in the right amounts.

Enormous heat energy is available between 3 and 10 kilometer...