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  • n  a method of drying food or blood plasma or pharmaceuticals or tissue without destroying their physical structure; material is frozen and then warmed in a vacuum so that the ice sublimes
  • v  preserve by rapid freezing and subsequently drying in a vacuum

  • From the scientist's point of view, freeze-drying has one big advantage over standard commercial taxidermy: the animals' internal organs remain intact, can be reconstituted for .
  • As a Western diplomat notes, a machine for freeze-drying coffee can also be used to make anthrax spores.
  • A few minutes of freeze-drying finishes the job.
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  • An Endangered Animal Sperm Bank Will Let Us Bring Pandas to Space
    Whether or not you think that certain endangered animals are worth all the fuss— *cough* pandas *cough*—judging by the internet's recent, excited tittering over a potential panda pregnancy, the majority of people are very much pro-animal kingdom diversity. So much so, in fact, that a team of Japanese scientists has begun freeze-drying certain endangered animals' sperm in the hopes of one day ...
    Aug. 28, 2013 - Gizmodo

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