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Date: 05/01/13 12:32 PM

13 Responses to A Boy And His Atom

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    canusuck Male 30-39
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    May 1, 2013 at 12:33 pm
    Link: A Boy And His Atom - IBM created a movie using atoms, well thousands of atoms magnified millions of times...WOW!
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    May 1, 2013 at 1:16 pm
    Cool, but only impressive to those who dont understand that this sort of thing happens all the time in every PC. IBM just found a way to specifically control it.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    May 1, 2013 at 1:19 pm
    That`s cool.
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    May 1, 2013 at 1:45 pm
    That`s fantastic.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 1, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Never trust atoms.
    They make up everything.
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    Byfield Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2013 at 1:46 pm
    Tedgp - what? Hardly. Your computer wont be manipulating single atoms. Just because a transistor has been made on that scale doesnt mean its usable. Sure, its very very small, but its not truely on this scale and this sort of control.

    And whether IBM discovered it or not,t his has been around a while.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    May 1, 2013 at 1:51 pm
    Read it again. Your computer does this all the time on the HDD. However, IBM invented a way that can move specific atoms to achieve the highest possible speed and storage space ever achieved on a HHD/SSD or a full array.

    I guess i just repeated myself. Oh well.
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    Cartunze Male 60-69
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    May 1, 2013 at 2:52 pm
    Repeat yourself all you want, tedap, that doesn`t make it any more right.
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2013 at 3:59 pm
    I can`t wait for the sequels, A Boy and his Quark, and A Boy and his Neutrino
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    bordo Male 50-59
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    May 1, 2013 at 4:01 pm
    So, what are the atoms resting on? Whatever it is, would be made of atoms too. Why can`t we see them?
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    maggierose78 Female 18-29
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    May 1, 2013 at 5:35 pm
    It`s a good thing that their research team doesn`t have a lot of time on their hands. Imagine what creative things they might actually come up with then.
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    Talcho Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2013 at 6:11 pm
    The special effects suck.
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    Cartunze Male 60-69
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    May 2, 2013 at 3:10 am
    For people who are having trouble understanding what is going on here, the answers are in the short films in the links after the video. Or search for the subject on YouTube. There is a longer video on how they did this that I saw earlier. The idea is to get you to think.

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