In the 1870s, photographer <a href="https:\/\/alumni.stanford.edu\/get\/page\/magazine\/article\/?article_id=39117" target="_blank">Eadweard Muybridge\u00a0<\/a>conducted an experiment at Stanford that laid the foundation for the production of motion pictures.\u00a0He developed a technique that allowed him to take a sequence of\u00a0photographs capturing a trotter\u2019s movement. Left: Stanford\u2019s horse Sallie Gardner gallops over the Palo Alto track. In 2009, <a href="http:\/\/125.stanford.edu\/molecular-movies\/" target="_blank">SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory\u2019s\u00a0LINAC Coherent Light Source\u00a0<\/a>at Stanford was launched to capture the world\u2019s fastest microscopic X-ray images, enabling many molecular processes to be seen for the first time. These pictures can then be compiled to make movies of molecules in motion. Scientists\u00a0from around the world come to use this tool.