Icelandic researchers have reconstructed the genome of Hans Jónatan, considered to be the first man of African descent to have settled in Iceland.
Sci & Tech
Research into old cod bones has revealed the effects of sea temperature and centuries of fishing on the cod stock.
Icelandic tech start-up Authenteq has received ISK 135 million in investment capital from three prestigious investors.
Two Icelandic entrepreneurs have been invited to participate in the prestigious Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) held in Hyderabad, India next week.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is now considering the possibility of joining the European Space Agency.
A revolutionary new project at Hellisheiði Power Station in South Iceland could mark a turning point in the fight against climate change.
Icelandic biopharmaceutical company deCODE genetics published a major study today, giving the most detailed insight yet into how the age of parents influences mutations in their offspring, cataloging mutations occurring in a specific area in the genome.
Drilling deep into the volcanic island Surtsey, close to Westman Islands located near South Iceland, has become very successful.
Icelandic on-demand goods service AHA, and Israeli drone logistics company Flytrex have, together, set up a small drone delivery route in Reykjavík, which delivers food in a much more efficient manner than ever before.
Icelander Viktor Aðalsteinsson has been chosen as one of 35 Innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review.
A large borehole in the island of Surtsey collapsed yesterday after drilling over 150 meters (492 feet) into the earth, only 50 meters (164 feet) shy of its 200 meters (656 feet) goal.
Five students at Reykjavík University are planning to put on the market a facial cream including an active ingredient made from the placenta of Icelandic sheep.
Financial services company Creditinfo has handed over a huge chunk of data to the Árni Magnússon languages institute.
If geothermal power stations on the seabed become a reality in Iceland, the plan is to sell the power straight to Europe through an undersea cable.
The National Energy Authority has granted North Tech Energy a license to locate and research geothermal energy on the seabed around Iceland. The company’s CEO says it could become one of the biggest energy projects ever embarked upon in Iceland.
The cod stock in Icelandic waters is larger than at any time since the Marine Research Institute started monitoring stocks of pelagic fish around Iceland in 1985.
Samtökin 78, the National Queer Association in Iceland, has rejected a request from deCODE genetics for cooperation on a genetic study on sexual orientation.
The second message in a bottle, thrown into the ocean on the coast of Iceland more than a year ago, has turned back toward Iceland.
One of two messages in bottles that were thrown into the ocean on the coast of Iceland more than a year ago has reached shore on the Scottish Island Tiree.
Tomorrow, the Icelandic Institute for Intelligent Machines and Reykjavík University's artificial intelligence lab, CADIA, will hold an AI Festival at Reykjavík University.
The bus company Guðmundur Tyrfingsson ehf. has purchased an electrical bus from the Chinese bus manufacturer Yutong.
Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, voted yesterday to have the minister of foreign affairs apply, on Iceland’s behalf, for membership to the European Space Agency (ESA).