The Molecular Manipulator is an advanced ultra-tech used in the DuckTales episode "Micro Ducks from Outer Space". This machine is used by the Micro Ducks to alter the size of any object or individual. Scrooge McDuck decides to use it to enlarge his first nugget of gold when the aliens mistakenly leave their machine behind. Despite trying to be careful, he ends up snapping a lever off and shrinks himself, Webby, Huey, Dewey, and Louie to the size of ants. The Micro Ducks return to Scrooge's office after discovering their manipulator is missing, and repair it after finding it broken. At the episode's ending, the Micro Ducks use the manipulator to restore Scrooge and the kids to their proper sizes.