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Research and engagement

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Reducing methane emissions to meet COP21 targets

Robert Howarth briefs the White House on the need to reduce methane emissions to slow the rate of global warming.

Kilograph, Weiss/Manfredi and Handle Architects Catalyst for change: Architecture and its impacts

Building case studies and discussion about the design of the world's tallest Passive House building at the Cornell Tech campus.

Tracking down a killer

Ian Hewson shares what inspires his oceanic research of sea star wasting disease, and how scientists are unraveling the mystery of the largest marine disease event ever seen.

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Jesse Winter Powering the future with better batteries

Hector Abruna explores the science behind developing better and new materials to enhance the performance of batteries and fuel cells.