A short film named “A Boy and his Atom” by IBM, holds the Guinness World Record for the “World’s smallest movie”. What makes it special is that it’s actor’s are Atoms!; yeah you heard it right, real tiny atoms.
To make it visible for the human eye, scientists at IBM magnified the frames a 100 Million times. The movie consists of nearly 250 frames with precisely placed atoms.
This stop-action film was produced by IBM to introduce students to the world of mathematics and science, while highlighting IBM’s own history of research. IBM made this film by moving atoms frame by frame. All this was made possible by IBM’s Scanning Tunneling Microscope.