Thursday, January 29, 2015

Drug Detecting Nail Polish Deters Would-Be Rapists

Four men have invented the greatest nightlife accessory since the creation of body glitter and the disco ball. The four students from North Carolina State University have developed a nail polish which reacts with a change of color if it comes into contact with a class of drugs commonly used to commit "Date Rape" assaults.
The polish, known as Undercover Colors, could determine if a drink has been tainted with drugs such as GHB or Rohypnol by just dipping a fingertip into a beverage. In other words, guy gives lady drink, she stirs it with her finger, her nail changes color and she throws drink into guy's face. The goal of the four men, according to their Facebook page, "is to invent technologies that empower women to protect themselves from this heinous and quietly pervasive crime."
The inventors of Undercover Colors
The team of men behind this invention, Ankesh Madan, Stephan Gray, Tasso Von Windheim and Tyler Confrey-Maloney secured $100,000 from an investor after their appearance at the K50 Startup Showcase. The product is not yet ready to hit store shelves, the young men are currently looking for additional funding to further develop the current prototype.

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