This Nail Polish Changes Colors When It Comes In Contact With A Drugged Drink


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College students have created a nail polish that may help protect the lives of college partiers everywhere.


The polish - called "Undercover Colors" - will change shades if it becomes exposed to a drugged drink.

Walk away from your drink at a party? Look away from your solo cup for a second? Simply dip your finger in the liquid. If the polish changes colors, you'll know not to keep sipping.

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The polish was developed by college students Tyler Confrey-Maloney, Stephen Gray, Ankesh Madan and Tasso Von Windheim, who met studying at North Carolina State University.

Undercover Colors Team


The nail polish's developers (from left), Ankesh Madan, Stephen Gray, Tyler Confrey-Maloney and Tasso Von Windheim, meet in their last year of college, studying Materials Science & Engineering.

The Daily Mail reports the team believes "while date rape drugs are often used to facilitate sexual assault, very little science exists for their detection." The main goal of the Undercolor Colors developers is to invent the technology that will help empower women to protect themselves from "this heinous and quietly pervasive crime."


The four are raising money for a better prototype of Undercover Colors through a donations page.