Normally I talk about planetary or cosmic level things on this blog, but this new movie made by IBM Research was just too good to pass up.
The one-minute video shows individual carbon monoxide molecules repeatedly rearranged to show a boy dancing, throwing a ball and bouncing on a trampoline. Each frame measures 45 by 25 nanometers (for scale, you need 25 million nanometers to measure one inch).
The movie is very retro, like an 8-bit video game (which I love).
You can check out the complete movie here.
Next up, a little color and some game controllers and BAM, Super Mario Bros on a pin head.
I’m not sure if I could afford the scanning electron microscope needed to view the game, it sure would be fun to play.
– Ex astris, scientia –
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