New Nail Polish Test Your Drink for Roofies.
A group of students at North Carolina State University have created a nail polish, called Undercover Colors, that changes color when exposed to date rape drugs. They hope to have the product on shelves soon [via WKRB].
Women wearing the nail polish can casually stir a suspicious drink with their finger and, if GHB, Xanax, or Rohypnol (the most common date-rape drugs) are present, the polish will change. Granted, it’s still a matter of sticking your finger in your drink, but it’s a much more innocuous way to stay safe that won’t involve posting up at the bar with a CSI drug kit.
Stephan Gray, Tyler Confrey-Maloney, Tasso Von Windheim, and Ankesh Madan, the students behind the invention, have received over $250,000 from investors so far, and recently won the North Carolina State Entrepreneurship Initiative. The product is still being tested.
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