S. William Becker

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Heroism consists of actions undertaken to help others, despite the possibility that they may result in the helper's death or injury. The authors examine heroism by women and men in 2 extremely dangerous settings: the emergency situations in which Carnegie medalists rescued others and the holocaust in which some non-Jews risked their lives to rescue Jews.(More)
Science, founded in 1880, is published each Friday by the American Association for the Advancement of Science at the Business Press, 10 McGovern Ave., Lancaster, Pa. Entered as second-class matter at the Post Office at Lancaster, Pa., January 13, 1948, under the Act of March 3, 1879. Acceptance for mailing at the special rate postage provided for in the Act(More)
A questionnaire to measure the activity level of people with visual handicaps was developed in which separate components of activity are measured: "independence" and "difficulty" in performing various activities, "felt loss" in not performing the activities, and "motivation to learn" the activities. The responses of 129 veterans who completed this(More)
Based on the identification of major EMI sources in power semiconductor inverter circuits a novel EMC compliant power MOSFET driver architecture (patented EP 0756 782 Bl) with switching times as low as 200 ns is presented. The driver is part of an EC motor controller test chip. Measurements on the demonstration board prove the performance