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2012-02-09 06:30:00

KEFLAVIK, Iceland, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verne Global, an innovative, UK-based developer of power conscious data centre campuses, today announced that GreenQloud®, the world's first truly green public compute cloud, is basing its hosting service from the Verne Global data centre campus in Iceland. GreenQloud, established in 2010, offers hosting and storage for the European and North American markets and can act a single hub for both markets. (Logo:...

2012-01-22 12:00:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, January 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at deCODE Genetics and academic collaborators from Iceland, the USA, The Netherlands and Spaintoday report the discovery of variants in the human genome that associate with levels of thyroid stimulating hormone and risk of thyroid cancer.The paper 'Discovery of common variants associated with low TSH levels and thyroid cancer risk' is published today in the online edition of Nature Genetics. Using data...

2012-01-06 14:51:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Thom Hartmann Program will be broadcasting live from Rekyavik, Iceland on Monday (1/9) and from Stockholm, Sweden on Thursday (1/12). Thom will be focusing on the public reactions to big business and banks more concerned with profit than citizens in these countries. "We've booked a number of pundits, politicians, and reporters. We are looking forward to hearing directly from the people involved: Interviewing Icelanders who told the...

2011-12-27 08:29:00

AKRANES, Iceland, Dec. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 2012 is the year of many predictions from "End of the world" to a "New phase in mankind's evolution." Global interest in the year 2012 inspired the founding of Project 12 - a global art and photography project/competition making a historical record of the year 2012, inspiring world peace and encouraging environmental awareness. At 12 noon on the 12th of each of the 12 months in 2012, participants are invited to take photographs or make art...

2011-12-05 15:03:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Icelandic charity The Benefit Society of Children With Disabilities has launched its ninth Globe of Goodwill project - this time spearheaded by Yoko Ono, and titled "Draw Your Own Map." The project sells hand blown glass ornaments decorated by Ono and celebrated Icelandic artists. (Photo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111205/NY17293</font> ) Ono herself made the announcement at a crowded...

2011-11-14 19:38:00

In TO#882 transmitted today at 19:01e torday, an error occured in the select operating and financial results table. In the numbers of the "Total" column, a entry was omitted and the numbers below appeared a row above their intended placement. Corrected copy follow: Alterra Power Announces Results for First Quarter Ended September 30, 2011 (under IFRS and all amounts in US dollars unless otherwise stated) TSX : AXY ------------------------------ VANCOUVER, Nov. 14, 2011...

2011-11-14 18:01:00

(under IFRS and all amounts in US dollars unless otherwise stated) TSX : AXY ------------------------------ VANCOUVER, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Alterra Power Corp. (TSX: AXY) (the "Company" or "Alterra") today provided an update on its operations and reported its financial and operating results for the first quarter ended September 30, 2011. For further information on the first quarter results, please see the Company's Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial...

2011-11-11 10:23:00

LONDON, Nov. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 30th annual meeting of the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) ended today, with countries agreeing to prohibit fishing for deep-sea sharks but failing to agree on significant, additional measures to safeguard vulnerable deep-sea species and ecosystems. While NEAFC has made considerable progress since 2006 in closing areas on the high seas south of Iceland to bottom fishing, it is has yet to establish effective...

Viking Sun Stone Not A Myth
2011-11-02 08:17:36

Ancient Norse mariners used Icelandic rocks to help them navigate the ocean when the Sun and stars were obscured by clouds, according to a study published Wednesday in the Proceedings of the Royal Society A. Over a thousand years ago Vikings ventured thousands of miles from their home toward Iceland and Greenland, and possibly even as far as North America, centuries before Columbus, by reading the position of the Sun and stars, and by way of landmarks, currents and waves. Experts have...

2011-11-01 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AP Telecom, a facilities-based telecom consulting and service company specializing in emerging markets, today announced that Emerald Networks has contracted AP Telecom to serve as overall Program Manager in the creation of a new submarine cable system connecting North America, Europe and Iceland (USA, Canada, Iceland, Ireland, and the United Kingdom). Emerald Networks has addressed the need for new international communications infrastructure with...


Latest Iceland Reference Libraries

Askja
2014-04-09 16:13:20

Askja is an active stratovolcano that is located in the isolated central highlands in Iceland. It reaches an elevation of 4,974 feet and its name literally means caldera, or box, in the Icelandic language. The area can only be reached during a period of a few months and because it located in the rain shadow of the Vatnajökull glacier to the northeast, it only receives 17.7 inches of rain per year. One of Askja’s smaller craters holds a lake known as Öskjuvatn, which is often frozen over...

Hekla
2014-04-08 13:19:59

Hekla is an active stratovolcano that is located southern Iceland and is part of a volcanic ridge that extends over an area of twenty-five miles. This volcano reaches an elevation of 4,882 feet and holds a unique shape that is a mixture of a stratovolcano and crater row, a trait that is found in very few volcanoes. Its name is translated as “hooded” but it also refers to a hooded cloak, so it is thought that the name could be inspired by the cloud cover that often occurs around the...

Eldfell
2014-04-08 12:54:37

Eldfell is an active stratovolcano that is located in Iceland on the island of Heimaey, in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago. It reaches an elevation of 656 feet and was created during a volcanic eruption on the east side of the island in 1973. Its name means Mountain of Fire in the Icelandic language. Iceland is an area with a high frequency of volcanic activity because it is located on top of the Iceland hotspot and beside the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. So many eruptions occur here that it is thought...

Grímsvötn
2014-04-08 12:39:42

Grímsvötn is an active subglacial volcano that is located in southeast highlands of Iceland. This volcano reaches an elevation of 5,659 feet and is located in the northwestern side of the Vatnajökull ice-cap. It is comprised of basaltic lava and has the highest frequency of eruptions of any volcano in Iceland. The majority of this volcano resides under Vatnajökull, so its eruptions are primarily subglacial and often cause phreatomagmatic explosions. Grímsvötn produced an eruption in...

Erik The Red
2014-01-06 11:48:00

Known as Erik the Red, Erik Thorvaldsson is remembered in medieval and Icelandic saga sources as having founded the first Norse settlement in Greenland. The Icelandic tradition signifies that he was born in Rogaland, Norway. The designation “the Red” probably refers to his hair or his beard color. Leif Ericson, the well-known Icelandic explorer, was Erik’s son. When Erik the Red’s father was exiled from Norway due to manslaughter, he sailed west from Norway accompanied by...

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