|DNA does the splits|
Still in a medical-nanotech vein (yes, pun intended), "Nanoparticle Completely Eradicates Hepatitis C Virus." If a nanoparticle can be designed for that virus, why not others? I'm game for a cure for the common cold.
Still thinking small, "Transistor Made Using a Single Atom May Help Beat Moore’s Law." Like the living flash memory, this was only a proof of concept, alas.
World's Largest Dataset on Human Genetic Variation Goes Public."
The 1000 Genome Project represents a lot of data -- and yet, each of us humans is defined by a mere 23K genes. That number is dwarfed -- by orders of magnitude -- by our many tiny passengers. See "Gut bacteria gene complement dwarfs human genome."
And in keeping with today's theme ... this will be a tiny post :-)