Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The smallest, but highest DPI movie ever created.



IBM has simultaneously created the world's smallest movie and the world's highest resolution (in terms of number of dots per inch) movie.  What you see in the video above is actually magnified by more than 1 million times.  The entire film is made with just 130 atoms (a whopping 45 by 25 nanometers) and filmed using a scanning tunneling electron microscope (STM).  It took about two weeks of 18 hour days to make the movie.  Very cool.

Andreas Heinrich, a principle investigator at IBM Research say this video isn't just about showing off IBM's capabilities.  It is about inspiring kids.  "If I can get 1,000 kids to join science rather than go into law school, I would be happy."  Love it!

More info here and here

Thanks Blake!