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Scientists make world's smallest animation

Posted on Wednesday, 1 May, 2013 | Comment icon 18 comments


Image credit: Youtube / IBM

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

The film was put together using a scanning tunnelling microscope to move carbon monoxide molecules in to place. The arrangement depicts a boy playing ball with an atom which also turns in to a trampoline and flies in to the air.

The animation is so small that it needs to be magnified 100 million times in order to even see it and represents years of research by IBM in to atomic-manipulation techniques.

"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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Comment icon #9 Posted by third_eye on 1 May, 2013, 13:47
mebbe they were smoking something ...
Comment icon #10 Posted by jpjoe on 1 May, 2013, 13:56
Next, quantum desktops!
Comment icon #11 Posted by Alekx on 1 May, 2013, 23:35
Amazing!
Comment icon #12 Posted by pallidin on 2 May, 2013, 0:11
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)
Comment icon #13 Posted by Xanthurion2 on 2 May, 2013, 1:22
Cool.
Comment icon #14 Posted by WillSoMysterious on 3 May, 2013, 17:03
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! The mysterious return of willsomysterious *pulls cape over bottom half of face* "Mwha-ha-ha!" *jumps out window*
Comment icon #15 Posted by Taun on 3 May, 2013, 17:13
I didn't know it's possible to stop an atom from moving like that. Duct Tape! I've always heard that enough duct tape will stop anything!
Comment icon #16 Posted by RigDigman on 4 May, 2013, 2:53
And then...BOOM!
Comment icon #17 Posted by third_eye on 4 May, 2013, 18:12
soon there will be atom animation porn ... get the credit cards ready
Comment icon #18 Posted by freetoroam on 4 May, 2013, 20:29
soon there will be atom animation porn ... get the credit cards ready "atomic knickers" coming to a DVD near you soon.


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