(CBS News) We've got two great cases for you of when technology and creativity come together and become something amazing. First up, IBM has created a film on a level so small (not in an indie, hipster kind of way) that you wouldn't be able to see it with the naked eye. Luckily, they're IBM, and have the technology to prove it exists above. Did someone say stop-motion atoms?
The blend of science and filmmaking is entitled "A Boy And His Atom: The World's Smallest Movie" and was posted by IBM who write about their world record-holding film:
You're about to see the movie that holds the Guinness World Records record for the World's Smallest Stop-Motion Film...The ability to move single atoms -- the smallest particles of any element in the universe -- is crucial to IBM's research in the field of atomic memory. But even nanophysicists need to have a little fun. In that spirit, IBM researchers used a scanning tunneling microscope to move thousands of carbon monoxide molecules (two atoms stacked on top of each other), all in pursuit of making a movie so small it can be seen only when you magnify it 100 million times. A movie made with atoms.
To check out a behind-the-scenes making of this incredible film, be sure to click here. Up next, Google Glass is beyond a hot topic of conversation everywhere currently. Do I wish I had the option to test out Google Glass like some in my profession? Without a doubt! (If anyone from Google is reading this, please let me test it! I'll be your best friend!) But, in the meantime, I have to satisfy my curiosity vicariously with interesting videos made using the technology. Which is exactly what Alexander Chen, a Creative Director at Google Creative Lab, has done below in "a little experiment with a viola and Glass." Take a look to instantly increase your own Google Glass envy.