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Welcome to TIME’s annual round-up of the best inventions making the world better, smarter and — in some cases — a little more fun.

The best inventions powering technologies of tomorrow.

The Mangalyaan is one of just 18 probes to successfully complete a Mars mission since 1960
Nobody gets Mars right on the first try. The U.S. didn't, Russia didn't, the Europeans didn't. But on Sept. 24, India did. That's when the Mangalyaan (Mars craft in Hindi) went into orbit around the Red Planet, a technological feat no other Asian nation has yet achieved.

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