Cool. It’s a Shark party. Behaviors discovered.

While huge congregations of these sharks are not out of the ordinary, they’re usually found much further south in Miami-Dade and the Ft. Lauderdale area. Biologist Dr. Stephen Kajiura, from Florida Atlantic University, helped document the en masse migration and is working on a tracking project to uncover the source of this behaviour change.

Simplified optical receiver would cut cost of fiber-to-the-home broadband

Researchers at University College London (UCL) have successfully created a new optical receiver that they believe is simple and cheap enough to produce and install on a large scale. The new technology uses a fraction of the components of existing tech, and could provide in-home data transmission rates of up to 10 Gb/s.

via Simplified optical receiver would cut cost of fiber-to-the-home broadband.

Engineered immune cells yield “unprecedented” results. Cue the Zombies.

Removing immune cells, training them to attack cancer and then reintroducing them into the body has emerged as a promising approach to overcoming the deadly disease. And researchers are now reporting a significant advance in this area, with one early experiment on advanced blood cancer patients producing “unprecedented” response rates of more than 93 percent.

Progress: DNA makes lifeless materials shapeshift

Researchers have engineered tiny gold particles that can assemble into a variety of crystalline structures simply by adding a bit of DNA to the solution that surrounds them. Down the road, such reprogrammable particles could be used to make materials that reshape themselves in response to light, or to create novel catalysts that reshape themselves as reactions proceed.

via DNA makes lifeless materials shapeshift | Science | AAAS.