SCIENCE!!! Amazing New Invention: A Nail Polish That Detects Date Rape Drugs
Better Living Thru Science
An undergraduate team at North Carolina State University might have just revolutionized your make-up drawer. The four students are working to develop a nail polish that changes color if it comes into contact with date rape drugs Rohypnol and GHB. That means that women who wear the new polish—dubbed Undercover Colors—could determine whether their drink has had an unwelcome ingredient added just by dipping in a finger.
“In the U.S.,18% of women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime,” the team wrote on their Facebook page. “They are our daughters, they are our girlfriends, and they are our friends. Our goal is to invent technologies that empower women to protect themselves from this heinous and quietly pervasive crime.”