Four College Students May Put A Stop To Sexual Assault By Creating Nail Polish That Detects Date Rape Drugs

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Leave it to four men to create a nail polish that may be life-saving for women. The college students came up with the idea for the revolutionary new product because they all personally know someone who has been sexual assaulted. The guys, Tyler Confrey-Maloney, Stephan Gray, Ankesh Madan, and Tasso Von Windheim described their product as “The First Fashion Company Empowering Women To Prevent Sexual Assault.” However, Buzzfeed reports that this is still a work is progress.

So, how does it work? The nail polish will change color when it’s exposed to date-rape drugs including Rohypnol, Xanax, and GHB. The students, in the Materials Science and Engineering department at North Carolina State University say, all the woman wearing the nail polish has to do is stir the drink with her finger. They also state,

“For our first product, we are developing a nail polish that changes color when it comes into contact with date-rape drugs. With our nail polish, any woman will be empowered to discreetly ensure her safety by simply stirring her drink with her finger. If her nail polish changes color, she’ll know that something is wrong.”

The products name is Undercover colors and was already a finalist at the K50 Startup Showcase, where the team reached $100,000 from an investor to launch the product.

Good work, fellas!

[via CNET]

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