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2014-03-25 08:26:48

IIL's full-service media division to celebrate the work that is being done by City Harvest NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) announced today that it has partnered with City Harvest, the world's first food rescue organization, to produce a series of video vignettes. The video narratives will feature residents, community organizations, after school programs, and local businesses that partner with City Harvest to fight hunger in...

2014-02-12 08:23:50

Company aims to raise awareness and promote sustainable business change with free webinars NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) has announced that it will expand its offerings with a series of webinars intended to raise awareness of and promote sustainable business change. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140212/PH63377-a ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140212/PH63377LOGO-b ) Titled "Organizational...

2013-12-17 04:20:03

Tokyo, Dec 17, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Beginning with their discovery of spontaneous oscillatory contraction (SPOC) of muscle, Prof. Shin'ichi Ishiwata and his team at Waseda University's Faculty of Science and Engineering have been experimentally characterizing this phenomenon over the last 25 years. Recently, the team, in collaboration with Dr. Katsuhiko Sato of the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (Kobe) and Vice Director Yoshiki Kuramoto of the International Institute for Advanced...

Trade-offs Between Food Security And Climate Change Mitigation Addressed By New Study
2013-07-16 12:20:30

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Improving crop yields using sustainable methods could cut greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 12% per calorie produced according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters. At the same time, these changes could provide more food to people in need. Agriculture and land use change contributed about 1/3 of total human greenhouse gas emissions in the past decade, through crop cultivation, animal production,...

2013-06-19 23:19:51

UnitedHealth Group and Intermountain Healthcare identified as analytic leaders and receive award June 18, 2013 at IIA´s CAO Summit in Chicago, IL. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 The International Institute for Analytics (IIA), the leading research firm focused exclusively on serving the business analytics industry, announced today the recipients of its annual Excellence in Analytics Award. Usually reserved for one winner, this year´s award was given to both UnitedHealth Group...

Study Shows Travel Choices For A Smaller Carbon Footprint
2013-06-17 12:52:02

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Planes, trains, or automobiles: what's the most climate-friendly way to travel? A new study by researchers from IIASA and CICERO brings better estimates of how much personal travel impacts the climate. The study, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology by researchers at IIASA and Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO) calculates the climate impact for passenger trips of 500-1000...

Top 10 New Species Announced By Scientists
2013-05-23 14:09:02

Arizona State University Researchers call for massive mission: discover 10 million species in 50 years An amazing glow-in-the-dark cockroach, a harp-shaped carnivorous sponge and the smallest vertebrate on Earth are just three of the newly discovered top 10 species selected by the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University. A global committee of taxonomists – scientists responsible for species exploration and classification – announced its...

2013-02-19 23:02:48

Closes funding, opens Boston office and makes key management hire in response to growing demand for analytics research that supports strategic business decisions across organizations and industries Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) February 19, 2013 The International Institute for Analytics (IIA), a technology and market research firm focused exclusively on the business analytics industry, today announced continued growth in membership and expanded research offerings. This includes 20% growth in...

Top Ten Species List Creates Awareness Of Biosphere Diversity
2012-05-24 10:27:34

Ten new species are highlighted in the Top Ten New Species list for 2012, the fifth year for this interesting record. The list, created by the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University and a committee of scientists from around the world, was released on May 23, the birthday of the Swedish botanist who created the current system of flora and fauna classification, Carolus Linnaeus. Since Linnaeus created this system in the eighteenth century, almost two million...

Insects Top Latest Inventory Of Newly Discovered Species
2012-01-19 04:44:57

Annual ℠State of Observed Species´ report released by International Institute for Species Exploration More than half of the 19,232 species newly known to science in 2009, the most recent calendar year of compilation, were insects — 9,738 or 50.6 percent — according to the 2011 State of Observed Species (SOS) report released Jan. 18 by the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University. The second largest group in the 2009 numbers was...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.