TARDIGRADES TURN INTO GLASS

Science Illustrated - - SCIENCE UPDATE -

The mi­cro­scopic tardigrades are among na­ture’s tough­est crea­tures, which are able to sur­vive de­hy­dra­tion for up to 10 years. Now, US sci­en­tists have dis­cov­ered that the tardigrades' se­cret is spe­cial pro­teins, which are gel-like in wa­ter, but in drought, they turn into a type of bi­o­log­i­cal glass.

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