Residents of the northern Westfjords region can look forward to greater energy security next winter with this week’s formal opening of the powerful new backup generator in Bolungarvík.
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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...
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...
Icelandic company Zymetech, which develops and manufactures formulations containing marine-derived enzymes for therapeutic application, received the 2015 Iceland Innovation Prize yesterday morning.
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.
The Gulf Stream, an ocean current carrying warm and salty seawater to the coast of Iceland, contributing to an unusually mild climate for the island’s latitude and fertile fishing grounds, is slowing down, according to a study published in Nature online on Tuesday.
In just one day, more than ten million people around the world had seen a video of an Icelandic toddler singing.
Solar eclipse viewing glasses are completely sold out in Iceland, as they seem to be all over Europe.
Since the turn of the century, there has been a huge decline in the release and sale of rental and retail visuals in physical format in Iceland.
Since the millennium, the Icelandic glaciers have lost 12 percent of their size, in less than 15 years.
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.
New measurements by the company Loftmyndir ehf. have concluded that Iceland is smaller than previously believed.
Ágúst Bjarnason, who used to monitor the progress of plants on volcanic island Surtsey, has uncovered an incident he has kept secret for 45 years. In the summer of '69, he found a tomato plant on the island, which had grown out of human faeces.
The migration pattern of capelin in Icelandic waters in the past weeks is highly unusual for this time of year; it has been largely unchanged since the Icelandic Marine Research Institute began studying the fish in the mid-1960s.
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 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...
Startup company Iceprotein in Sauðárkrókur, Northwest Iceland, is developing a natural food supplement for people suffering from hypothyroidism. The substance is extracted from the thyroids of slaughtered animals, which so far has gone to waste.
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.
A 1-km (3,280-feet) thick pollution layer which originated from the U.S. East Coast was detected by coincidence at an altitude of 5 km above the Holuhraun eruption site on January 22. Pollution from North America has never been confirmed in the atmosphere above Iceland before.
Climate change is causing 11 billion tons of glacial ice to melt in Iceland every year. The glacial melt, which is happening at a faster rate than earlier believed, results in an annual uplift of 35 mm (1.4 in), as a new study concluded. This may lead to more frequent volcanic eruptions.
The construction of a 700-square-meter northern lights research center in Reykjadalur, North Iceland, will begin this spring, ruv.is reports. Ground was first broken at the site in spring 2014.
Extensive research of the effect of the clock being set too early in Iceland will begin this month, the darkest period of the year. Earlier studies have indicated that the discrepancy in time measurement and the biological clock may lead to increased health problems.
The online language course Icelandic Online received recognition for its contribution and support in maintaining the Icelandic language from the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture in a ceremony late last year. The program has now also been exported to the Faroe Islands.
Dohop.com this week won a World Travel Award in the category of World’s Leading Flight Comparison Website. Dohop is a global brand, but is headquartered in Reykjavík, Iceland.