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IBM Researchers Used Individual Atoms to Make the Smallest Stop-Motion Movie Ever

Yesterday, researchers at IBM released the smallest stop-motion movie ever made. They did it by manipulating individual atoms to create a stick-figure kid playing with a ball, and then jumping on a trampoline.

It's called "A Boy and His Atom", and basically looks like an old Atari video game.  But just to give you an idea of how small it is...

Each frame they shot measured 25 nanometers by 45 nanometers, and there are 25 million nanometers in an inch.  So, what you're watching has been magnified over a hundred million times.

Here's how it was made:


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