Forget Spielberg and intriguing plots. Forget Janusz Kaminski and state-of-the-art cinematography tools. No Dreamworks and sophisticated animation, or Walt Disney and charming characters either. All you got is a scanning tunnel microscope (STM) and a bunch of atoms. But what else would you need anyway to make a cartoon?
To explore the limits of data storage and film-making, a small group of IBM researchers made a short stop-motion “atom movie”, using an STM as their animation tool, and a handful of atoms as “actors”. Entitled A Boy And His Atom, the cartoon stars a boy (made out of actual atoms) who befriends an atom.
Do you want to see how a particular website looked like in the past? One month ago, 1 year ago, or even 10 years ago? Or do you want to be reminded about how your own website or homepage on the Internet looked like when you were just a freshman out of college?
Then use the Wayback Machine website/tool from the Internet Archive. Just type an Internet address like http://www.google.com, and click on “Take Me Back” button. The Wayback Machine will show you a timeline and a calendar of dates when that webpage was archived and saved. Click on any date to see how the website looked like on that specific day in history.