Iain Thomson and Shaun Nichols discuss the stories that made the headlines in Silicon Valley this week.
Today's podcast covers the Black Hat and DefCon events in Las Vegas, including Microsoft's 'community security' initiative, and the discovery of a fake ATM scam. Also in the news was the denial-of-service attacks on social networking web sites, and plummeting morale at EDS after another round of pay cuts.
Molybdenum ditelluride is a two-dimensional material that can be easily stacked into multiple layers to create a memory cell
New light-guiding nanoscale device can control and monitor a nanoparticle trapped in a laser beam with high sensitivity
Optical traps are scientific instruments in which a focused laser beam is used to exert an attractive or repulsive force on a microscopic object to hold it in place
Scientists estimate that the exoplanet has already lost up to 35 per cent of its mass over its lifetime
The observations were made using the Atacama Array in the Chilean desert