IBM Presents: A Boy And His Atom

Posted by on May 1, 2013
Last Updated: July 16, 2017

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.”

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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.