Moon-sized planet found orbiting sun-like star

NASA's Kepler mission has found the smallest planet yet around a star similar to our sun.

Smallest-ever fossil footprints found

A new set of fossil footprints discovered in Nova Scotia are believed to be the world's smallest known to be left by a vertebrate.

Tiniest room-temperature laser created

Scientists have created the smallest-ever laser to work at room temperature, as well as one that doesn't waste a single photon.

NASA discovers three smallest exoplanets

NASA's discovered its tiniest solar system yet, which includes the three smallest exoplanets ever found.

World's smallest steam engine comes to life

German physicists say they've built a heat engine measuring only a few micrometers across which works as well as a normal-sized version - although it sputters, they admit.

World's smallest car is a billionth the size of yours

Dutch researchers say they've created the world's smallest electric vehicle - consisting of just a single molecule.

World's smallest 3D printer created

A research team at the Vienna University of Technology says it's built a small, low-cost 3D printer that could soon make it into people's homes.

World's smallest video camera is less than a millimeter across

Israeli company Medigus has created the world's tiniest video cameras, at less than a millimeter in diameter.

World's smallest atomic clock goes on sale

Well, it's certainly annoying when your wristwatch doesn't keep perfect time. But there's a solution - yes, the world's smallest atomic clock is now available commercially, for only $1,500.

World's smallest data memory: a single atom

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics have created the world's smallest data memory, storing quantum information in a single atom.

World's smallest Christmas card created

They're notably tight-fisted in Scotland, and now a group of engineers at Glasgow University have found a way to potentially slash postage costs - they've created the world's smallest Christmas card.

Team creates smallest-ever battery

The world’s smallest battery — its anode a single nanowire one seven-thousandth the thickness of a human hair — has been created.

Aardman creates world's tiniest animation

Aardman Animations has created the smallest-ever stop-motion film, using a microscope and a Nokia N8 cellphone.