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Moving Atoms: Making The World’s Smallest Movie

Wednesday 05.01.2013 , Posted by

1 IBM ATOM FILM

Grab some popcorn, because you are about to see the World’s Smallest Stop-Motion Film (Guinness World Records approved)! Created by IBM researchers, the movie stars 5,000 carbon monoxide atoms magnified over 100 million times on a scanning tunneling microscope. The team moved actual atoms frame by frame to tell the story of a boy named Adam and his atom! To keep the atoms still, the conditions were -260 degrees centigrade. Moving atoms, not only makes a fascinating little movie, but the implications for atomic memory in computers that will come from this research will allow devices to get even smaller. [Read more…]

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Just A Few Years Before Facebook

Saturday 10.29.2011 , Posted by

“What the heck it electronic mail!?” Before the computer world was connecting every few seconds, the idea of email and online shopping was a concept that had to be communicated to customers. This roundup of vintage computer ads, explores some of the stranger ways companies like Apple and IBM brought us into the information age… be sure to see the last ad in this article, it’s a sight of things to come [Read more…]

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Classic Interview: Steve Jobs on Paul Rand

Monday 08.29.2011 , Posted by

Paul Rand, a name synonimous with logo design; he created the iconic emblems for companies as familiar as IBM and UPS. In this classic 1993 interview, Steve Jobs, then president of the forward thinking NeXT Computer, talks about his experiences working with Rand in designing the NeXT logo. Filmed three years before Rands death in 1996, it’s an insightful look into two world changing minds. [Read more…]

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