Water-Repellant Material Sheds Like a Snake When Damaged (image) American Chemical Society Share Print E-Mail Caption Inspired by snakes and lizards, scientists have created a material that can shed when damaged. See video here. Credit American Chemical Society Usage Restrictions Please credit American Chemical Society Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.