Here are the emerging technology stories for the week of August 6th.
BitTorrent goes closed source - The company that makes the main client tools for the revolutionary file sharing platform has decided to move their latest versions to a closed source model. Older versions will remain open source but will be interesting to see what effects this has on the community.
Second Life Banking Crisis - The virtual world of Second Life is seeing a very real problem with users making a run on the banking systems in the virtual world. Interesting as an experiement. Almost looks like old school banking crises from a hundred years ago.
DARPATech Roundup - This Wired blog has a nice link roundup of stories from the DARPATech conference. News includes everything from war robots to healing systems.