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Kári Stefánsson

deCODE CEO Receives Award for Alzheimer’s Research

By Emilía S. Ólafs...
Kári Stefánsson, CEO and founder of deCode genetics, became the first recipient of the Inge Grundke-Iqbal award, awarded by the American Alzheimer’s Association, on Tuesday.

Concern Over Langoustine Stocks

By Emilía S. Ólafs...
Last week the Marine Research Institute of Iceland (Hafrannsóknastofnun) released findings from its annual langoustine stock-measuring expedition,
Puffin in Iceland

Iceland Travel Wins SMITTY Award

By Emilía S. Ólafs...
The Icelandic travel agency, Iceland Travel, was awarded a Social Media in Travel + Tourism, or SMITTY, award for its Vine feed, in the category of Best Use of Emerging Platform.
Wind turbine

Could Raise 80 Wind Turbines

By Zoë Robert
Landsvirkjun, the National Power Company of Iceland, is exploring the possibility of erecting 80 wind turbines in South Iceland.
Fly factory

Fly Factory for Food

By Páll Stefánsson
Búi Bjarmar Aðalsteinsson, a graduate from the Icelandic Academy of the Arts, has created a food factory in a closet, creating food using liquefied larvae.
Blue whale

Follow Blue Whales around Iceland

By Páll Stefánsson
One hundred blue whales live in the waters surrounding Iceland, according to the Marine Research Institute of Iceland (Hafró).
Rocket launch

Rocket Launched in South Iceland

By Páll Stefánsson
Students in the Masters in Engineering program at the University of Reykjavík launched three high power rockets at Mýrdalssandur, South Iceland, last Thursday.