Monthly Archives: October 2012

Pumpkins and Lanterns at Van Cortlandt Manor

Alix and I dragged the kids up to Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton on Hudson recently to see their annual pumpkin extravaganza. Aside from this hilarious seasonal confection, I diligently documented a few lights on the 18th Century house, lovely … Continue reading

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Stanford R. Ovshinski, Pioneer in Battery and Solar Technology

I just read the The New York Times¬†obituary of Stanford R. Ovshinski, a pioneer in battery and solar technology. His many inventions included hydrogen fuel cells, the nickel-metal battery (used extensively in hybrid cars) and amorphous semiconductors, which appear in … Continue reading

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