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A Boy And His Atom: The World’s Smallest Movie

posted on May 1st 2013 in Animation & Inspiration & Video with 0 Comments

You’re about to see the movie that holds the Guinness World Records™ record for the World’s Smallest Stop-Motion Film.

The ability to move single atoms — the smallest particles of any element in the universe — is crucial to IBM‘s research in the field of atomic memory. But even nanophysicists need to have a little fun. In that spirit, IBM researchers used a scanning tunneling microscope to move thousands of carbon monoxide molecules (two atoms stacked on top of each other), all in pursuit of making a movie so small it can be seen only when you magnify it 100 million times.

A movie made with atoms.

See how it was made in the next video with the making-of:

Learn more about atomic memory, data storage and big data here.

 

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