Here are some examples of ways high-field research across the globe is making our lives safer, greener, more productive and more efficient. Just click on the numbers for a quick overview and to see links to details on the science.
Also read this Q&A with a scientist-entrepreneur to find to how the kinds of science innovations illustrated here make it from the laboratory into your life.
Story by KRISTEN COYNE. Illustrations by CAROLINE MCNIEL.