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A unique ability of tardigrades (water bears) to produce protein bio-glass that protects their cells during dehydration:
http://www.sciencealert.com/water-bears-turn-into-glass-when-they-dry-out

Scientists are already thinking up applications for this kind of protein, such as preserving vaccines so they don't need refrigeration.

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