IBM Makes a Stop Motion Movie Using Atoms

#Computers

Fri, May 3rd, 2013 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

In this stop-motion short movie titled A Boy and His Atom, IBM showcases their ability to move single atoms as part of their work in building the "world's smallest magnetic memory bit."

Today, it takes roughly one million atoms to store a single bit of data on a computer or electronic device. A bit is the basic unit of information in computing that can have only one of two values, one or zero. Eight bits form a byte. Recently, IBM Research announced it can now store that same bit of information in just 12 atoms.

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