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Stanford R. Ovshinsky (1922–2012)

Stanford R. Ovshinsky was born on November 24, 1922 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Stanford Robert Ovshinsky. He was married to Rosa Young, Iris L. Miroy and Norma Rifkin. He died on October 17, 2012 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA. See full bio »

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He attended vocational high school in Akron, Ohio. He had no other formal schooling, yet went on to develop some of the world's most widely-used products. He developed the high-power, nickel-hydride battery which is used in more than a billion devices around the world, including laptops, cell phones, and cameras. His battery technology is also used to power gas-electric hybrid vehicles. See more »

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