University of Iceland

Type: Organization
Name: University of Iceland
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Icelanders Don’t Trust Politicians or Bankers

Inside Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament. Photo: Páll Kjartansson.The public’s faith in politics and banks seems not to have been restored in Iceland since the 2008 economic collapse. In a new survey by MMR, 54.7 percent of respondents stated they had ... [Published Iceland Review Online - 3 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Most Consider Themselves Unsafe Downtown

Over half of those who responded to a poll done for the police said they feel unsafe downtown after dark or after midnight on weekends.MBL reports that, according to a poll conducted by the Social Sciences Department of the University of Iceland (at the ... [Published Rekjavik Grapevine - 19 hours ago]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

Adsorption of Water Dimer on Platinum(111): Identification of the −OH···Pt Hydrogen Bond

† Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University , Sapporo 001-0021, Japan ‡ Department of Advanced Materials Science, The University of Tokyo , Kashiwa 277-8561, Japan § Surface and Interface Science Lab, RIKEN , Wako 351-0198, Japan ⊥ Department of ... [Published ACS Nano - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

Horror Film About Nordic Heritage, in the Works

Douglas, MA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 10/29/2014 -- FORN means “ancient” in Old Norse. This is what fuels the narrative of a new short film that will be shot soon, as the thesis project of a student at Ohio University's MFA in Film program. The film falls within ... [Published Digital Journal - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

Poll Results: People Trust Police and University - Low levels of trust towards banks and politics

In a recent poll, conducted by Market and Media Research ( MMR ), measuring public trust towards key institutions, most people were found to trust the Police, whereas most people distrusted the bank system.81.3 percent said they trusted they trusted the ... [Published Rekjavik Grapevine - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 26 2014 - Updated Oct 26 2014 - 1 reports

You Shall Be Known As Witches’ Lava - - Maybe. Name proposed by Institute of Earth Sciences

Earlier this October, The University of Iceland’s Institute of Earth Sciences has proposed that the new lava flow field in front of Dyngjujökull, currently created by eruption, shall be called Nornahraun or “Witches’ Lava”. This is not least due to the ... [Published Rekjavik Grapevine - Oct 26 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

Holuhraun New Lava Now Covers Entire Capital Area

A map of the capital area. The area shaded in red shows the size of the new lava at Holuhraun. Photo: From visir.is.The area covered in new lava from the Holuhraun eruption now measures 63 square km (24 square miles), 2.3 square km larger than reported ... [Published Iceland Review Online - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

Changes in Groundwater May Signal Large Earthquake

A crack in the ground at the Holuhraun eruption site. Photo: Geir Ólafsson.The results of a new study on two large earthquakes in North Iceland in 2012 and 2013 indicate that changes in the chemical composition of groundwater in areas prone to earthquakes ... [Published Iceland Review Online - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Bárðarbunga: I Am An Idiot

So, yesterday I went out to my land and did some touchups on my crate. Then having another hour or two of light, I decided to do some long-overdue repairs on my windbreak.Mist - 400-500 µg/m³ at the meter across the fjörd? Meh, I've been painting in the ... [Published Daily Kos - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Akranes: Where Busted Amps Go! - To Be Resuscitated By Flemming Madsen

After carefully lugging my vintage guitar amplifier all the way from New York to Iceland, I foolishly plugged it in without a power transformer. There was an unusually loud humming noise and then it started smoking. The smell of burned plastic gently ... [Published Rekjavik Grapevine - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 1 reports

Holuhraun Eruption Costs Iceland ISK 100 Million

More than 400 people, scientists and others, have been recruited to work on projects related to the volcanic eruption in Holuhraun and seismic activity in Bárðarbunga since increased activity was first picked up there on August 16.Eruption-related projects ... [Published Iceland Review Online - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 1 reports

Iceland, Now With Transgenic Mice

Genetically modified mice will soon be imported into Iceland and used to further cancer research, reports RÚV .The Environment Agency of Iceland has granted the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Iceland a license to ... [Published Rekjavik Grapevine - Oct 02 2014]

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Karson adds that the eruption has been one of the most closely studied ever: "Iceland is a natural laboratory that allows us to study volcanoes and faulting across a range of disciplines, including geochemistry, geophysics, geology and petrology. Everything we learn there adds to our understanding of how the Earth works."
"The eruption is the result of the spreading apart of two tectonic plates [the Eurasian Plate and North American Plate], which are literally pulling Iceland apart,” says Karson, who is collaborating with investigators at the University of Iceland’s Institute of Earth Sciences . “As the plates diverge, magma from deep in the Earth is injected upward to fill the gaps. Individual eruptions can last for months, or even years."
...Even outout in the countryside, on my land where a car drives by maybe once every half hour on average there's still a social factor, a "What will the neighbors think seeing me out here looking like an extra from Mad Max?" It's easy to say, "Oh, you shouldn't care about that", but to anyone who wants to say it to me, you try going out in public wearing a gas mask for a...
...Because the eruption is similar to those that form ocean floors, the researchers observing Holuhraun can use it to learn about deep-sea activity. "We have a lot, a lot of data, so much data that we can really see how the eruption is evolving" University of Iceland geophysicist Stephanie Dumont told National Geographic

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All (Un)Hallows’ Eve (ESA) [Published Iceland Review Online - 3 hours ago]
Icelanders Don’t Trust Politicians or Bankers [Published Iceland Review Online - 3 hours ago]
Most Consider Themselves Unsafe Downtown [Published Rekjavik Grapevine - 19 hours ago]
Board of Directors plead not guilty as OSP take... [Published IceNews - Daily News - Oct 30 2014]
Adsorption of Water Dimer on Platinum(111): Ide... [Published ACS Nano - Oct 29 2014]
Horror Film About Nordic Heritage, in the Works [Published Digital Journal - Oct 29 2014]
Poll Results: People Trust Police and Universit... [Published Rekjavik Grapevine - Oct 29 2014]
Icelandic volcano system has been spewing lava ... [Published PhysOrg.com - Oct 29 2014]
Iceland is great for women, but its no feminist... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 28 2014]
You Shall Be Known As Witches’ Lava - - Maybe. ... [Published Rekjavik Grapevine - Oct 26 2014]
Holuhraun New Lava Now Covers Entire Capital Area [Published Iceland Review Online - Oct 24 2014]
Jeffrey Karson's Latest Trip to Iceland Was One... [Published mbl.is - Oct 22 2014]
Spectacular Tectonics in Iceland [Published mbl.is - Oct 22 2014]
7 weeks of eruption: Stunning aerial video of I... [Published Russia Today - Oct 20 2014]
Changes in Groundwater May Signal Large Earthquake [Published Iceland Review Online - Oct 19 2014]
Bárðarbunga: I Am An Idiot [Published Daily Kos - Oct 18 2014]
Who is OSP taking to District Court on grounds ... [Published IceNews - Daily News - Oct 16 2014]
Aquaculture Europe blog: Portuguese fish feed s... [Published Undercurrent News - Oct 16 2014]
Iceland Is Experiencing Its Biggest Continuous ... [Published MSNBC Newsweek - Oct 15 2014]
Akranes: Where Busted Amps Go! - To Be Resuscit... [Published Rekjavik Grapevine - Oct 15 2014]
Associate Professor Is Not LÍÚ’s Employee - Lib... [Published Rekjavik Grapevine - Oct 15 2014]
Identification and Analysis of Genome-Wide SNPs... [Published Plosone.org - Oct 14 2014]
Volcano Super-Team Studies Iceland Eruptions [Published mbl.is - Oct 13 2014]
Record-breaking volcanic eruption still going s... [Published Washington Post - Oct 13 2014]
Icelandic Eruption Spews Record-Breaking Amount... [Published National Geographic - Oct 13 2014]
Holuhraun Eruption Costs Iceland ISK 100 Million [Published Iceland Review Online - Oct 07 2014]
FANCM is a susceptibility gene for TNBC [Genetics] [Published PNAS - Oct 07 2014]
Poltergeists Claim State Radio - Debates on Mon... [Published Rekjavik Grapevine - Oct 06 2014]
Design and Manufacture of Pharmaceutical Tablets [Published Research and Markets - Oct 05 2014]
Rebuilding Iceland’s banks: back to basics [Published GlobalCapital - Oct 03 2014]
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CfP: “Workings of Democracy” in Island [Published theorieblog.de - Sep 28 2014]
Folgender Call for Papers könnte für DemokratietheoretikerInnen interessant sein: Es geht um eine Tagung zum Thema “Workings of Democracy: Practices, Norms and Understanding” im Mai 2015 im schönen Rejkyavik, die Deadline ist allerdings schon am 1. Oktober! ...
Craters have appeared on two glaciers in Iceland [Published EarthSky - Sep 09 2014]
This article is republished with permission from a brand new and cool website GlacierHub . The post is by Ben Orlove. Glacier subsidence in Iceland. (source: Marco Nescher/volcanoheli.is) The recent volcano eruptions in Iceland have created ...
The Morning News: Check Out This Very Mellow Vo... [Published The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - Sep 01 2014]
Ármann Höskuldsson/University of Iceland / Institute of Earth Sciences There isn't a ton of pressing local news, so we're gonna look at photos of the volcano erupting in Iceland first. Ármann Höskuldsson/University of Iceland / Institute of ...
Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano Begins To Erupt, ... [Published Zero Hedge - Aug 23 2014]
In April 2010, it was Iceland's unpronouncable Eyjafjallajokull volcano which erupted and forced more than 100,000 flights to be canceled on concern glass-like particles formed from lava could melt in aircraft engines and clog turbines. A year later, ...
How a "Wacky Candidate" Governed in Iceland [Published Hit & Run - Jun 26 2014]
When I was a sophomore in college at the University of Florida in the 1988, for obnoxious-kid fun a roommate and I ran for thepresidency of a couple of college councils with a campaignconsisting entirely of flyers with absurdo-zen rants and grotesqu ...
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Change to the Board of Directors of the Iceland... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Sep 04 2014]
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