Updated: December 1, 2017 12:44 PM ET | Originally published: November 16, 2017 7:16 AM EST

To determine TIME’s annual unranked list, we consider hundreds of inventions from around the world. In the past, we’ve featured everything from the floating lightbulb to the desktop DNA lab. Here, the 25 inventions that made this year’s cut.

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