IBM has used atoms, one of the tiniest elements in the universe, to created the world’s smallest movie.
Nearly 250 frames of stop-motion action were combined into a short film, named “A Boy and His Atom,” which the Guinness Book of Records has certified as world's smallest stop-motion film.
The movie uses thousands of precisely placed atoms to depict a character named Atom who befriends a single atom.
The sketch features the atom dancing, playing catch and bouncing on a trampoline.
IBM Research principal investigator, Andreas Heinrich, said the movie was a “fun way” to share the challenges and fun science can create.”
“Moving atoms is one thing; you can do that with the wave of your hand,” he said.
“Capturing, positioning and shaping atoms to create an original motion picture on the atomic-level is a precise science and entirely novel.”
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