A road-embedded recharger developed by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology was picked as one of the 50 Best Inventions of 2010 by Time magazine.
The U.S. weekly on Thursday released its list of this year's biggest breakthroughs in 10 categories of science, technology and the arts.
KAIST's wireless power supply strips are embedded in roadbeds to transfer energy to battery-powered electric vehicles running above. A prototype is now in service at the Seoul Grand Park in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province.
Also on the list are the Apple iPad and Google's driverless car, as well as an English-teaching robot developed by the Korea Institute of Science and Technology.