Today I found out how an LED works.  An LED or “Light Emitting Diode” is basically as the name describes; it is a special type of diode that is specifically optimized to give off light, usually in the visual or infrared spectrum, as electricity is passed through it. A diode is a special type of semiconductor that has many uses.  One of [...]

Today I found out how an LED works. An LED or “Light Emitting Diode” is basically as the name describes; it is a special type of diode that is specifically optimized to give off light, usually in the visual or infrared spectrum, as electricity is passed through it. A diode is a special type of semiconductor that has many uses. One of [...]

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Japanese surrender ceremony aboard 16 in battleship USS Missouri, Tokyo Bay, 2 September 1945.

Japanese surrender ceremony aboard 16 in battleship USS Missouri, Tokyo Bay, 2 September 1945.

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Library of Congress  Japanese Troops Defeated on Okinawa

Library of Congress Japanese Troops Defeated on Okinawa

16 in Iowa class battleship USS Missouri in 1951 - the most famous of the four sisters (all of which survive) because the Japanese surrender was signed aboard her on 2 September 1945. They were probably the best battleships ever built.

16 in Iowa class battleship USS Missouri in 1951 - the most famous of the four sisters (all of which survive) because the Japanese surrender was signed aboard her on 2 September 1945. They were probably the best battleships ever built.

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"Japanese Surrender on Iwo Jima  First to emerge from an Iwo Jima cave in which, with twenty other Japs they had been hiding for several days, these Japs are astonished to find they are treated kindly instead of being tortured, as they were led to believe would be their fate if captured.  (That's the photo caption as i found it)"

"Japanese Surrender on Iwo Jima First to emerge from an Iwo Jima cave in which, with twenty other Japs they had been hiding for several days, these Japs are astonished to find they are treated kindly instead of being tortured, as they were led to believe would be their fate if captured. (That's the photo caption as i found it)"

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The last Samurai: The Japanese soldier who refused to surrender #philippines #news http://ift.tt/1CijO2m

The last Samurai: The Japanese soldier who refused to surrender #philippines #news http://ift.tt/1CijO2m

Japanese Type 3 Chi-Nu tank. The Type 3 Chi-Nu was a Japanese medium tank built to defend the home islands during World War II. It was never used in combat since the Japanese surrendered prior to Allied invasion. 166 were built.

Japanese Type 3 Chi-Nu tank. The Type 3 Chi-Nu was a Japanese medium tank built to defend the home islands during World War II. It was never used in combat since the Japanese surrendered prior to Allied invasion. 166 were built.

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Probably the best picture I've ever seen of planes and ships during WW II. Wow.

Probably the best picture I've ever seen of planes and ships during WW II. Wow.

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