This is the world’s smallest stop-motion film titled “A boy and His Atom: The World’s Smallest Movie”. The film was made made by IBM researchers during their research in the field of atomic memory. IBM researchers used a scanning tunneling microscope to move thousands of carbon monoxide molecules into position and capture the shots for the film.
From IBM site:
In 2012, IBM scientists announced the creation of the world’s smallest magnetic memory bit, made of just 12 atoms. This breakthrough could transform computing by providing the world with devices that have access to unprecedented levels of data storage.
While laptops and smartphones get thinner and more compact, the future of computing may be a lot smaller than some of us realize. You can enrich your mind and learn more about atomic memory, data storage, and big data here at the IBM website.