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2011-10-24 07:00:00

NANTERRE, France, October 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oberthur Technologies, the world's second largest provider of security and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies, announced today that the company has partnered with Visa Europe and Valitor to launch Iceland's first mobile contactless payment project. Using Oberthur Technologies' SIM card, which provides integrated support for NFC (Near Field Communications) to power mobile contactless...

2011-10-12 16:00:00

Mannvit is pleased to announce that the fifth phase of development, for the Hellisheidi geothermal power plant, is now complete. The plant, located just outside of Reykjavik, is now one of the world's largest geothermal plants. Reykjavik, Iceland (PRWEB) October 12, 2011 On October 1st 2011, Reykjavikâs utility company, Orkuveita Reykjavikur, celebrated the start-up of the 5th phase of the Hellisheidi geothermal combined heat and power plant (CHP), located just outside...

2011-10-11 14:35:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New music champion KEXP will broadcast more than a dozen sets from the Iceland Airwaves festival, live from Reykjavik, Oct. 12-14. KEXP DJs John Richards, Cheryl Waters and Kevin Cole will be on hand at the KEX Hostel to host the performances, to be heard on 90.3 FM in Seattle and at KEXP.org around the world. "We love to bring our listeners new and engaging music experiences--whether they're from across the street or across the planet," said Cole,...

2011-10-11 06:46:00

FRANKFURT, Germany, October 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Iceland and Actavis continue to support the fight against substance abuse Cross reference: Picture is available via epa european pressphoto agency and can be downloaded free of charge at: http://www.presseportal.de/pm/66914?keygroup=bild The Youth in Europe (YIE) drug prevention programme has released research tracking the incidence of smoking (daily), drinking and cannabis...

2011-10-09 12:06:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, October 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at deCODE Genetics and academic collaborators from Iceland, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands and the USA today report the discovery of low frequency variants in the human genome that associate with risk of gout, a common inflammatory arthritis, and serum uric acid levels. The study was done in collaboration with Illumina, Inc., and is published today in the online edition of Nature Genetics. Using Illumina...

2011-10-05 15:03:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Reykjavik Calling is back in Seattle for a second year with an expanded international line-up featuring musicians from Seattle, Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. The "sister city" showcase was born out of a clear musical and cultural tie between Seattle and Reykjavik and to celebrate the talented musicians and new music emerging from both cities. The inaugural showcase in 2010 clearly struck the right chord with Seattle music fans who packed...

2011-10-05 02:00:00

LONDON, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (NetEvents) -- Verne Global, an innovative, UK-based developer of power conscious data centre campuses, today announced the availability of its colocation service from its 18-hectacre campus in Keflavik, Iceland. Verne Global's data centre campus is 100% carbon neutral, drawing commercial power from Iceland's dual-sourced renewable energy power grid and utilising Iceland's ambient temperatures to provide free cooling. Datapipe, a leading provider of...

2011-10-05 02:00:00

LONDON and ROME, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (NetEvents) -- Verne Global, an innovative, UK-based developer of power conscious data centre campuses, today announced that Datapipe, a leading provider of managed services and infrastructure for mission critical IT and cloud computing, plans to deliver carbon neutral managed IT solutions, including a green cloud and disaster recovery, upon completion of Verne Global's purpose-built Icelandic data centre facility. (Logo:...

2011-10-03 11:01:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Energy Authority of Iceland (NEA), has today announced the Second Licensing Round for hydrocarbon exploration and production licenses on the Icelandic Continental Shelf. The offer will be open from October 3, 2011 until April 2, 2012. The blocks on offer in the Second Licensing Round are located in the Dreki Area, northeast of Iceland, from 67d 00'N to 68d 30'N and 11d 30'W to 6d 20'W. The area covers 42,700 square...

2011-10-02 12:05:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, October 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at deCODE Genetics and academic collaborators from Iceland, The Netherlands, Spain and Finland today report the discovery of variants in the human genome that associate with increased risk of invasive ovarian cancer, one of the deadliest forms of cancer in women. The study was done in collaboration with Illumina, Inc., and is published today in the online edition of Nature Genetics. Using Illumina sequencing...


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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