Some movies are best viewed with 3D glasses, but this short film by IBM is only visible with the help of a microscope that magnifies it 100 times. It required a two-ton scanning-tunneling microscope that operates at an incredible -450 degrees Fahrenheit to film the 250 stop-motion frames that make the film. The microscope moved a needle just to within 1 nanometer of a copper service so that it could attract and move each atom individually.
In addition to the short film, the people at IBM created some wonderfully nerdy Star Trek images in support of the upcoming film.
See more pictures and the video after the break…