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Researchers are imitating nature to boost innovation, as 'Futuris' reporter Anne Devineaux discovered in Linz, Austria. "Horned lizards" are the focus of their attention, as their skin has exceptional properties when it comes to transporting liquids. Originating from desert areas of North America, these lizards need just the slightest drop of water to survive. Nature has optimised a clever system that allows them to collect the drops of dew or rain that fall on their backs.