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Holy Grail Buried in Iceland? We Find Out This Year

The Italian mathematician Giancarlo Gianazza strongly believes he has found clues in Dante’s Divine Comedy that point to the elusive Holy Grail, the vessel Jesus Christ allegedly drank from at the Last Supper, being buried in the highlands of Iceland.

Eve Online

EVE Online Players Helping Nepal

Players of EVE Online, the online multiplayer role playing game from Icelandic company CCP, have collected over USD 68,000 so far to help the Red Cross in earthquake relief work in Nepal.

Hamarsfjörður fjord.

Traces of Lost Continent Found beneath Iceland

Scientists at the University of Oslo, led by geology professor Trond H. Torsvik, believe to have discovered traces of a lost continent in the rock around Öræfajökull, a Vatnajökull outlet glacier, in Southeast Iceland. The region may lie on top of the continent, which used to be part of...

Hellisheiði geothermal power plant

One Hundred Icelanders to Attend Geothermal Congress

Around 100 Icelanders from 11 Icelandic companies will travel to Melbourne, Australia, for the World Geothermal Congress, April 19-24, according to Berglind Steindórsdóttir, exhibition manager at Promote Iceland. Icelandic Minister Industry and Commerce Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir will also be...

Sólheimajökull glacier

Icelandic Startup Designs Meter for NASA

Icelandic startup company Star-Oddi, a manufacturer of innovative scientific research tools, designed a measuring equipment used by NASA for studying a lake which lies under the Antarctica icecap. Living microorganisms were found in the lake.

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Netflix Officially Coming to Iceland

Sam Film has completed a contract with the entertainments company Netflix, meaning that Iceland can expect to gain legitimate and legal access to Netflix services starting later this year.

Dettifoss waterfall

Extreme Floods Created Dettifoss Canyon

Jökulsárgljúfur, a 28-kilometer long, 100-meter deep canyon in Northeast Iceland, was created by several days of extreme flooding separated by thousands of years, geologists writing in journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) have discovered.

President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson (left) and Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay at a conference in Bhutan in Feburary 2015

Iceland’s President Talks Climate Change in Bhutan

President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson said in a speech at the Himalaya-Third Pole Circle in Thimphu, Bhutan, yesterday that it is important to strengthen cooperation on research and data gathering on climate change research between the countries in the Himalayan region as well as between...

View from Flateyri

Impact of Avalanches Studied in Iceland

A study into the impact of avalanches when they hit steel levies, set up to protect roads in Iceland, has been launched by Norway-based Icelandic engineer Árni Jónsson. One of the objectives is to find out if the design of the levies can be improved.

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