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Posted at 3:11 PM ET, 11/18/2010

Dot: Guinness World Record for smallest stop-motion animation (Video)

By Melissa Bell

This tiny, pristine stop animation reimagines a world where bumblebees offer unsafe passage. It's the creation of Sumo Science and Aardman Animations, and it's filmed on a Nokia camera with a CellScope attachment. The film about a thumbnail-size heroine won the Guinness World Record for smallest stop-motion animation

The CellScope does not just make cool videos; it also happens to be a life-saving technology. The microscopic device, invented by Daniel Fletcher, a University of California at Berkeley bioengineering professor, attaches to a Nokia handset and aids in diagnosing fatal diseases in remote areas in India and Uganda. It has already proved helpful in detecting malaria.

(Thanks, MFM!)

By Melissa Bell  | November 18, 2010; 3:11 PM ET
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