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How to Make the World’s Smallest Movie #MadeWithAtoms

You’re about to see the movie that holds the Guinness World Records™ record for the World’s Smallest Stop-Motion Film. The ability to move single atoms—the smallest particles of any element in the universe—is crucial to IBM’s research in the field of atomic memory. But even nanophysicists need to have a little fun. In that spirit, IBM researchers used a scanning tunneling microscope to move thousands of atoms, 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. See how the world’s smallest movie was made at and learn more about atomic memory, data storage and big data.

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