IBM Presents: A Boy And His Atom

Posted by on May 1, 2013 ⋰ 0 Comments

Not much to say about the above video. It’s only the smallest stop-motion film ever made, created by moving (and filming) single atoms. It’s a minute and a half long; watch it and be amazed. And then watch how it was made.

“…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.”

Subscribe to receive posts from Stranger Dimensions by email.

advertisement
Post by Rob Schwarz

Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. He manages Stranger Dimensions in between changing aquarium filters and reading bad novels about mermaids.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *