Nail polish detects ruffies and spiked drinks

Nail polish detects ruffies and spiked drinks

So you’re out with the girls and you want a way to identify dodgy drinks, and potential disaster?

How about drug-detecting nail polish? A subtle stir with a finger can detect whether the drink brought over by a stranger at a party is safe.

Undercover Colors, as it’s called, is clear when applied, but changes to a red upon being dipped into a drink spiked with Rohypnol GHB and even Xanax. The product is still under development for the commercial market and is being funded through crowd-sourcing.

Invented by varsity students

It’s the invention of four students at North Carolina State University with a knack for chemistry and concerned about reducing sexual assault.

Among the highlights of their funding so far is an individual contribution of $100,000 and $6,500 received for winning first place in the Lulu eGames, a competition jointly sponsored by NC State’s Entrepreneurship Initiative and Lulu.com, a publishing company.

Undercover Colors, as it’s called, is clear when applied, but changes to a red upon being dipped into a drink spiked with Rohypnol GHB and even Xanax. The product is still under development for the commercial market and is being funded through crowd-sourcing.

To support Undercover Colors or find out more, visit: www.undercovercolors.com
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