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Submission + - Dreamfall Chapters is Alive (

TitusC3v5 writes: Dreamfall Chapters may soon become a reality. Red Thread Games is the independent game studio created by Ragnar Tørnquist that has acquired the rights to produce the final installment of the adventure game legend that began with the The Longest Journey. The kickstarter campaign, which launched February 8th, has seen a pledge of over 50% of their goal in the first 48 hours.

Submission + - Ridley Scott Loves Hugh Howey's Wool (

Sasayaki writes: "Hugh Howey's Wool, the self-published sci-fi story that's made him the best selling Indie sci-fi author of 2012 and currently the best selling sci-fi author on, has found its way into the hands of Ridley Scott (director of Alien, Prometheus and others)... who loved it. Rumour is the Hollywool movie will be coming to cinemas in 2013 or 2014. With Fifty Shades of Grey and now Wool getting the attention of Hollywood, it's clear the self-publishing revolution is here to stay."

Submission + - Researchers generate electricity from viruses (

toomuchtogrok writes: Imagine charging your phone as you walk, thanks to a paper-thin generator embedded in the sole of your shoe. This futuristic scenario is now a little closer to reality. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a way to generate power using harmless viruses that convert mechanical energy into electricity. The scientists tested their approach by creating a generator that produces enough current to operate a small liquid-crystal display. It works by tapping a finger on a postage stamp-sized electrode coated with specially engineered viruses. The viruses convert the force of the tap into an electric charge.

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