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Water-repellant Material Sheds Like A Snake When Damaged

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    Imagine a raincoat that heals a scratch by shedding the part of the outer layer that's damaged. To create such a material, scientists have turned to nature for inspiration. They report a water-repellant material that molts like a snake's skin when damaged to reveal another hydrophobic layer beneath it. ttJ9T0tvLF4.gif

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