that's a really good look for you

"Models walk down the catwalk displaying the creations of fashion designer Lidija Kolovrat Thursday, Oct. 14 2004, during the Lisboa Fashion Week in Lisbon, Portugal. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)"
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it rubs the lotion into its skin or else it gets the hose again

Face Corsets!

Mr Hartley explained: "I wanted to make a series of garments in response to facial ideals of today. I was interesting in how the soft tissues of the face can be manipulated, moved around and changed. It's the same way that body corsets were used to change the figure."

He designed some of the facial corsets to mimic results of surgery to augment cheeks with the use of implants and lip enhancement in response to botox injection treatments. Others redirect the lips and cheeks contrary to the accepted ideals of the 'western face'.

Rearranging faces is one of a series of free events being held at the Science Museum's Dana Centre, London, which are dedicated to exploring the future of face research and are running from 5 October until 2 December 2004.

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I, for one, welcome our new psychic cyborg overlords

Paralysed man sends e-mail by thought: Brain chip reads mind by tapping straight into neurons.

A pill-sized brain chip has allowed a quadriplegic man to check e-mail and play computer games using his thoughts. The device can tap into a hundred neurons at a time, and is the most sophisticated such implant tested in humans so far.

In June 2004, surgeons implanted a device containing 100 electrodes into the motor cortex of a 24-year-old quadriplegic. Each electrode taps into a neuron in the patient's brain. The BrainGate allowed the patient to control a computer or television using his mind, even when doing other things at the same time. Researchers report for example that he could control his television while talking and moving his head.

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