It may lack the visual sophistication of a Pixar classic but this deceptively simple movie is mind-blowing in its own right.

Each of the dots is an individual carbon monoxide atom magnified over 100 million times and moved frame by frame with a minuscule copper needle.

To give some scale, the average full-stop written on paper contains 5 million atoms.

'A Boy and His Atom' was made by scientists at IBM to demonstrate the technology that goes into their latest atomic-scale memory tech.

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