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Teensy: Stop Motion Made Using Single Atoms As Pixels

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This is a short stop motion video from IBM that they created using SINGLE ATOMS as individual pixels. Do you know how small an atom is? No? Well imagine a bouncy ball. Now imagine a SUPER F***ING TEENY bouncy ball. That's how small an atom is provided you imagined a bouncy ball tiny enough. The atoms in the video have been magnified 100-million times. The pubic hair I plucked and looked at under a microscope in 10th grade biology class? I think that was 50x. My lab partner told on me too which is exactly why she got SURPRISE DISSECTED FROG PARTS in her backpack the following semester. Don't mess with science, Stephanie!

Hit the jump for the short as well as a making-of video if you're really into science and not just faking it because science is supposed to be so cool right now. You know who you are.

Thanks to Ed and adam, who made a stop motion using sytrofoam balls to represent atoms and got an honorable mention ribbon at the science fair. Not bad!

There are Comments.
  • LittleBigFace

    What type of atoms are these?

  • Girgear

    Norman McLaren approves.

  • austin allen

    bump into an atom?! by "accident" what the fuck guys!! let me simplify this for you. their aiming a sharp ass needle at an atom, and poking it. think real hard lol.

  • Guybrush Ulysses Threepwood

    Hummm, I wonder how long until the 1st porn comes out...

  • Joel Turner

    Question; If these are atoms, then what is the surface they are sitting on ? Because everything is made of atoms.

  • booger

    Answer: A bunch of smaller atoms.

  • Frédéric Purenne

    Imagine a pond where you can raise little round masses of atoms magnetically. Same thing here.

    But I guess watching the making of in the video description is too much effort.

  • Just pray no one accidentally splits one

  • Guest

    I suppose this means an omelet themed animation is out of the question.

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