Scientists at deCode Genetics in Iceland have discovered a rare genetic mutation that lowers so-called bad cholesterol in the blood and appears to provide higher defense against cardiovascular disease.
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Remains of a structural wall and a short tunnel from the twelfth century, which are mentioned in the Sagas of the Icelanders, appear to have been found using geophysical surveying at Hrafnseyri, by Arnarfjörður in the West Fjords.
Two new Icelandic-designed fishing trawlers could be the greenest of their kind in the world, the company behind them claims.
The computer services center at the University of Iceland today formally inaugurated its new supercomputer which, it is hoped, will provide a major boost to researchers in many different academic fields.
The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) decided at a meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska, Monday night to move its offices to Akureyri from Potsdam, Germany on January 1, 2017.
According to the report Digital in 2016, published by the UK-based company We Are Social, Iceland ranks first among nations with populations of 50,000 or more in terms of internet penetration, or 98 percent.
Cyber attacks on the websites of Icelandic companies and organizations are becoming ever more dangerous and cunning.
The number of flights over the North Pole will increase in coming years, especially the number of unmanned cargo flights.
“Bright, self-assured, helpful voice” is how Úlfar Erlingsson describes the Icelandic computer voice he and Oddur Kjartansson would like to create for Google.
Players of QuizUp, the mobile trivia app based in Iceland, can now create their own questions, it has been announced.
Gunnar Stefánsson, professor at the University of Iceland’s Faculty of Physical Sciences, recently returned from Kenya where he presented the tutor-web, an open learning (freeware) system for mathematics and statistics, at two universities.
Icelandic tech company, Radiant Games, earlier this week released the computer game Box Island—a game aimed at kids eight years and older, which incorporates basic programming lessons.
Professor of geology Stefán Arnarson believes the geothermal areas around Hengill and Reykjanes are being overused.
Icelandic meteorologists have a reason to be on cloud nine: A super-computer for weather forecasting will be arriving.
Aron Leví Beck sees an opportunity in run-off water from the swimming pool in Laugardalur and would like to use it to heat up a dream project—a Biodome.
Television journalist, adventurer, environmentalist and national treasure, Ómar Ragnarsson, will set off tomorrow (Tuesday) trying to break the Icelandic record for the longest trip made on an electric bicycle on a single charge. He plans to make it all the way from Akureyri to Reykjavík.
Þorsteinn Friðriksson from Plain Vanilla, creators of the question game app QuizUp, says it is possible QuizUp could be the next Facebook. “That would be amazing and it is possible. Facebook has the size but not the momentum. Nobody under 15 is on Facebook today.”
Live roundworms, most likely of the genus Anisakis or the related Pseudoterranova, were discovered in seafood dishes served to guests at a restaurant in downtown Reykjavík.
Geothermal heat levels have increased under the western part of Surtsey island since the last time measures were taken, according to results from the latest scientific expedition to the island last week.
Dr. Fjóla Dögg Helgadóttir, a clinical psychology researcher at Oxford, was recently featured in Science Magazine for her online artificial intelligence therapy program, CPTpsych, which is based on traditional cognitive behavioral therapy.
Eymundur Magnússon, farmer at Vallanes in Fljótsdalshérað, East Iceland is going to build a good-old-fashioned Icelandic timber house, which will be the first one ever to be built entirely from Icelandic trees. He had to have the timber specially inspected before a building permit was granted...
The official Þingvellir committee has welcomed the idea of building the new Icelandic Stargazing Center in the national park.