The Inventor behind the Prius Car Battery dies aged 89

Stanford Robert Ovshinsky, inventor and technologist, has died at the age of 89 from cancer.  Not a common name that trips off the tongue but he was the man who created worked on creating “order for chaos” in science and created the technology  for a way of making nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries used in the first mass produced battery powered cars.

With a somewhat unconventional education and a mass over 400 patents to his name he developed a network of business interest at the same time as stimulating ground breaking research.  The following articles from the BBC and The Guardian are well worth a read:http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/oct/25/stanford-ovshinsky
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20004190