from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Affected by light.
- adj. Decomposing under the influence of light; unstable when exposed to light; -- of chemical compounds.
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- adj. sensitive to visible light
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Film has proved itself an indispensable Global English word, even where it no longer has anything to do with films, or “coatings” of light-sensitive emulsions applied to plastic, or coatings of any kind.
I remember buying books and tapes, LEGO Mindstorms, light-sensitive paper, etc.
The so-called wet-plate process employed by Watkins involved a collodion emulsion holding light-sensitive silver salts, which was applied to the large glass plate for exposure for a minute or more before drying, then developed and printed on albumenized paper.
The retina, located at the back of the eye, contains light-sensitive cells that are important for seeing.
Q: Can you help my light-sensitive eyes with e-reader advice?
In a preliminary study, Australian researchers examined the photographs of the light-sensitive part of the eye called the retina in 13 people with Alzheimer's, 13 with mild cognitive impairment and 110 healthy individuals.
Designer Teo Braun added a light-sensitive frame that illuminates in the dark to reduce eyestrain.
Dwyer has shown that these nanostructures will efficiently self-assemble, and when different light-sensitive molecules are added to the mixture, the waffles exhibit unique and “programmable” properties that can be readily tapped.
So people are working on putting this light-sensitive protein in those surviving cells.
And he says the new ability to put light-sensitive cells just about anywhere might help people who have diseases that affect the retina.
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