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AAAS Fellow Stan Ovshinsky Dead at 89

On October 17, 2012, Stan Ovshinsky died, he was 89. The AAAS Fellow invented the battery now common in hybrid and electric cars.

"Here was a man who spent his youth and his adulthood determined to change the world," his son Harvey Ovshinsky said to the Associated Press. "That's not a 9-to-5 job. My father worked tirelessly 24-7, even up until he got sick, to change the world and its attitude toward sustainable energy and alternate platforms for information."

Ovshinsky, who died from complications of prostate cancer, was a self taught inventor for whom ovonics were named.

Learn more about Ovshinsky from the Washington Post obit