IBM makes the smallest movie ever and casts atoms as the lead

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Researchers at IBM used a scanning tunneling microscope to move the thousands of carbon monoxide molecules - two atoms stacked on top of each other - in order to make a film about a boy and his atom. 

The ability to move atoms is part of IBM's research into atomic memory, which could lead to the next generation of data storage. 

The movie's stars had to be magnified over 100 million times in order to be seen.

Not surprinsingly, the short film has gained a Guinnes World Record for the world's smallest stop-motion film 

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