Five tiny things modern life can’t run with­out

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We’re bi­ased to­ward big. Big ideas, big data, big sci­ence—the more mega an achieve­ment, the more at­ten­tion we shine on it. But this ob­ses­sion tends to over­shadow the smaller in­no­va­tions that make our lives eas­ier, safer, and longer. In many cases, wee wid­gets and ma­te­ri­als have im­pacts dis­pro­por­tion­ate to their size.

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