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Scientists make world's smallest animation


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#1    Saru

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:34 AM

A microscopic one minute stop-motion animation has been made entirely out of individual atoms.

Telegraph said:

Researchers used a scanning tunnelling microscope to move thousands of carbon monoxide molecules to make an animated short film depicting a stick boy playing with his pet atom.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:25 AM

How cool!!

magnified over a million times?  wow... amazing!


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:37 AM

I didn't know it's possible to stop an atom from moving like that.


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:09 PM

next they'll be attempting to 'improve' molecules .... then the real fun begins ///

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:50 PM

Do atoms come in different sizes?  The material that the atoms are sitting on looks solid (and malleable).  Are its atoms so small they can't be seen at that magnification?

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:52 PM

Ha. Neat, now we just need to find some practical use for that. Or do they already have one?


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:00 PM

I really enjoyed that. I hope that Tinkerbella nana did to as surely she was their target audience.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:40 PM

Pretty cool, but how will this help the future of mankind?

I remember a story of a teenage boy who wrote his whole exam answers in a space the size of a stamp, he was still under the effects of LCD from the night before. :cry:


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:46 PM

I forgot all the physics I learned in school. What are the waves or ripples surrounding each atom?  Electron clouds?


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:47 PM

mebbe they were smoking something ...

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:56 PM

Next, quantum desktops!


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:35 PM

Amazing!


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:11 AM

View PostJ. K., on 01 May 2013 - 12:50 PM, said:

Do atoms come in different sizes?  The material that the atoms are sitting on looks solid (and malleable).  Are its atoms so small they can't be seen at that magnification?

Good question. Wonder if anyone here knows that answer(I don't)

Edited by pallidin, 02 May 2013 - 12:14 AM.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:22 AM

Cool.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 05:03 PM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 01 May 2013 - 01:00 PM, said:

I really enjoyed that. I hope that Tinkerbella nana did to as surely she was their target audience.

Chubb, with this new technology, they might actually be able to animate your penis!

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Edited by WillSoMysterious, 03 May 2013 - 05:10 PM.

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