Meet the world’s newest movie stars: carbon monoxide molecules.
IBM magnified atoms over 100 million times in order to create “A Boy And His Atom,” which currently holds the Guinness World Record for World’s Smallest Stop-Motion Film.
The short movie explores the limits of filmmaking not on a grand scale, but rather a microscopic one, by moving single atoms – the smallest particles in the universe – frame by frame. When they’re not using this research to advance the field of atomic memory, nanophysicists just like to have a little fun.
Here’s a behind the scenes look at how to movie was made: