Phil Muncaster rounds up the week's top stories, including more protests at the DNA Database, IE8 becomes the world's most popular browser, HP faces a hefty bill in its court case with BSkyB, and the Orange T-Mobile deal hits the rails.
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