12 is the New 1,000,000
Tales From The IBM Playground

What if you could store every movie ever produced, on your cell phone? IBM Researchers created a playful film to show how their patented Scanning Tunneling Microscope makes this kind of mind-blowing storage possible. The team is trying to solve the Big Data dilemma by moving atoms so that a single binary digit can be stored in a mere twelve atoms—999,988 less than the current technology


Watch a symphony of data and the return of the world’s smallest movie star in Dispatches No. 6 & 7.