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light

(Easy), adjective breezy, carefree, cushy, debonair, effortless, facile, lighthearted, manageable, not burdensome, not complex, not complicated, not difficult, not involved, nothing to it, painless, plain, simple, smooth, straightforward, uncomplicated

light

(Entertaining), adjective amusing, animated, beamish, bird-witted, blithe, blithesome, breezy, capricious, carefree, changeable, cheerful, cheery, comical, debonair, distracting, diverting, easygoing, elated, erratic, fickle, flighty, flyaway, free and easy, frivolous, gay, glad, gleeful, happy, happy as a lark, happy-go-lucky, humorous, impulsive, in good or high spirits, inconsequential, inconstant, insouciant, irresponsible, jaunty, jocund, jolly, jovial, joyful, jubilant, laughing, lighthearted, lively, merry, mirthful, optimistic, out in left field, out to lunch, petty, pleasing, pleasurable, positive, recreative, riant, scatterbrained, skittish, smiling, sportive, sunny, superficial, trivial, unimportant, untroubled, upbeat, volatile, witty

light

(Weightless), adjective airy, buoyant, diluted, feathery, floatable, floating, fluffy, light as a feather, light as air, lighter than air, slender, slight, superficial, thin, unsubstantial, watered down

light

(Daylight), noun crack of dawn, dawn, day, daylight hours, daytime, starlight, sunbeam, sunrise, sunshine, sunup, visibility

light

(Illumination), noun beaming, brightness, brilliance, brilliancy, clearness, comprehension, effulgence, flood of light, fluorescence, glare, gleam, gleaming, glimmer, glitter, glow, glowing, incandescence, irradiation, knowledge, lambency, lightness, luminescence, luminosity, luminous energy, luminousness, luster, openness, publicity, radiance, radiation, sheen, shine, shining, sparkle, sunlight, understanding
Associated concepts: evidence coming to light, shine the light of law
See also: deft, frivolous, jocular, minimal, negligible, slight, subtle, trivial
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Converting electronic signals into light waves, however, requires bulky, relatively high-voltage equipment, making fibers impractical for replacing wires within a computer.
But laser light waves travel in the same direction and consist of only one wavelength.
THz light waves exist in the region between infrared radiation and microwaves and offer the unique advantages of being non-harmful to people and able to safely pass through many kinds of materials.
This enables scientists to change the speed and direction of travel of light, guiding light waves around a tiny object, effectively making it invisible in three dimensions.
In "The Mars Laser Communications Demonstration Project" (Wednesday, May 24), Don Boroson of MIT Lincoln Lab will explain technology that could allow spacecraft to transmit high rates of data via light waves, rather than with conventional radio waves, and discuss how this space technology will influence future laser communications systems.
Lasers are devices that amplify light waves and emit them "in step" to form a highly directional and powerful beam of coherent light.
The light waves also stimulate female jumping spiders' palps (appendages near their mouths), causing them to glow fluorescent green.
When it came time to killing the Martians, I thought about how in those old movies - it was always either sound waves or light waves or some stupid thing that did it.
Optical technology enables the transmission of data, voice and video as light waves along fiber, allowing a significantly higher bandwidth than conventional copper wire.
Existing telescopes could be equipped with special detectors to record the twist imprinted on light waves that pass near a rapidly spinning black hole, Bo Thide of the Swedish Institute of Space Physics in Uppsala and his colleagues report online February 13 in Nature Physics.
The light waves have to enter the crystals along vertical surfaces and exit the ice crystals along horizontal surfaces.
Using devices that analyze the light waves reflected back to Earth, astronomers can determine the chemical composition of distant bodies in space.