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(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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However, using a theoretical model for a superfluid at zero temperatures, which has zero viscosity, Penco and Nicolis found that sound waves "tend to float," meaning that, unlike light waves, they must have mass that can be acted upon by gravity.
Although it is similar to Wi-Fi, LiFi technology is a two-way, high-speed wireless technology that uses light waves instead of radio waves to transmit data.
According to the researchers, different colours of an incoming light wave must follow different paths as they travel through a conventional cloaking device around an object, and because these different colours take different amounts of time to traverse the cloak, an easily-detectable distortion is produced that gives away the presence of the cloak, and thus the object.
Due to the nature of this interaction, engineers and scientists have long known that in order to reverse the process and make an object "invisible," the color of light waves hitting the object has to be manipulated.
This showed the spectral cloak was able to transform the light waves in the range of frequencies that would have been absorbed by the optical filter, then completely reverse the process as the light wave exited the filter on the other side
Light waves have much smaller wavelengths, 430 trillion hertz, seen as red, to 750 trillion hertz, seen as violet, and only diffract through very small holes.
They were surprised to find that all these layers tended to reflect away blue light waves, which gave the leaves that color.
That's because light waves travel faster than sound waves.
PixArt's Heart Rate Monitor sensor deploys the photoplethysmogram (PPG) technique, which transmits LED light waves into the skin of the user and measures the response change caused by absorption due to pulsating arterial blood.
In optical communication, signals are carried on light waves known as carriers.
South Korean physicists have created a composite mirror, made up of about 1,000 tiny reflectors, that coaxes light waves to retrace, in reverse, the paths taken by the original waves that struck it.
The 80 nanometre thick film is made from gold "nanoantenna" blocks that interfere with the normal scattering of light waves.