capital to fall 5.6% next year: Cebr Inflation, unemployment, migration curbs may weigh on market London property prices are set to fall next year as uncertainty about Britains exit from the European Union damps the U.K. housing market, according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research. London, and especially the priciest areas of the capitals housing market, will be most affected, with prices dropping 5.6 percent in 2017, according to the consultancys predictions. Across the U.K., while property value growth will accelerate to 6.9 percent in 2016, its set to slow to 2.6 percent next year. Nervousness and uncertainty are starting to show, said Kay Daniel Neufeld, an economist at Cebr. We expect to see house-price growth across the U.K. slowing considerably in the fourth quarter of 2016, a trend that is set to continue in 2017. While the housing market was already facing headwinds from tax changes before Junes EU referendum,investors are becoming increasingly nervous about the possibility of a so-called hard Brexit. That could see the U.K. giving up membership of Europes single market for goods and services to secure greater control of immigration. Accelerating inflation, increasing unemployment and slowing business investment are all set to weigh on house prices, while curbs on migration and a retreat from the single market could slow demand from international buyers, the Cebr said.
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His team describes their new device this week in Applied Physics Letters, from AIP Publishing. “We have much better control of the photoacoustic wave, and the wave can be even designed such that it serves the purpose of a mechanical actuator.” This control is crucial. Previous devices could only produce basic kinds of acoustic waves: planar waves, which focus to a single point like the way a magnifying glass focuses light waves. These devices, called laser-generated focused ultrasound transducers, work by converting laser pulses into vibrations. The key part of the transducer is a glass surface that acts like a lens. Laser pulses hit the glass surface, which is coated in a thin film of carbon nanotubes. The heat causes this coating to expand rapidly, which generates the vibrations needed to produce high-frequency and high-pressure acoustic waves. But because the substrate material is glass, it’s limited to planar, cylindrical or spherical shapes. More complicated shapes are difficult and expensive to make out of glass. The new type of transducer also produces acoustic waves with high-frequency laser pulses.
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View our LASIK slide show! click thisMoorfields Eye Hospital PrivateA recent advance in LASIK surgery is the use of Wavefront technology, which creates a detailed map of the eye. That’s because contact lenses change the shape of your cornea for up to several weeks after you’ve stopped wearing them. Some people experience a short-term increase in their intra ocular pressure GOP soon after surgery. No bandages or stitches are required after LASIK. Among other things, the price quoted may be for only one eye. In a clinical study about laser eye surgery, all the patients would have had a clearly defined procedure and an objective measure of their starting and ending vision. Avoid healthcare credit cards Most Lasik canters offer the same price whether you pay in cash or finance your procedure, according to the Healthcare Blue Book. Medically referred to as Laser-Assisted In sit Keromileusis, LASIK is a surgical procedure using laser energy to reshape the cornea for better eyesight. With pinpoint accuracy, pulses of laser light will then reshape the inner layer of the cornea to improve your vision. There is a common myth that lasers can be used to remove cataracts; this is not the case except in experimental studies. Bring along a spouse or friend if possible so he or she can help make sure you ask all your questions and understand the answers.