Genius in our midst

They were cutting edge when they were invented, but objects such as the light bulb, zip and tin can are now seen as run of the mill essentials of daily life.

At the Science Museum in London, a new exhibition - Hidden Heroes, The Genius of Everyday Things - celebrates the ingenuity and design of these and other objects. Take a look with Helen Peavitt, the museum's curator of consumer technology.

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Hidden Heroes, The Genius of Everyday Things can be seen at the Science Museum, London, until 5 June 2012.

All images subject to copyright. Music by New Musik, Landscape and courtesy KPM Music.

Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 9 November 2011.

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