"A Boy and His Atom" - The world's smallest movie.

IBM scientists have made a stop-motion animation using individual atoms of carbon...

Researchers for technology giant IBM have taken film-making to a new level by using individual carbon atoms to make a short film.

Being able to move single atoms is an impoartant part of IBM's research into  'atomic-scale memory' which may lead to computers that are able to store huge amounts of data. In 2012, IBM scientists announced the creation of the world's smallest magnetic memory bit, made of just 12 atoms, compared to the 1,000,000 or so atoms used for the same job today.

But all work and no play makes for a dull nanophysicist, so the scientists moved atoms by using their scanning tunneling microscope to make … a movie! It has now been verified by Guinness World Records™ as The World's Smallest Stop-Motion Film.

Watch the movie below, then visit IBM's Research Site to find out more.