The Best Inventions of 2021
November 10, 2021 6:15 AM EST

More than 50,000 houses are damaged by electrical fires annually—which makes sense when you realize that home electrical systems can be decades or even a century old. Amber’s digital electrical conversion system can prevent problems before they start by swapping out analog components in favor of a digital system on a chip. With no moving parts and electricity regulation handled digitally, physical wear and tear is nearly eliminated. Amber’s technology can also be fitted into existing circuit breakers, detecting surges and stopping them before any damage occurs. —Patrick Lucas Austin

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