“Undercover Colors”- a manicure to help prevent date rape

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The concept is simple, they will have to simply swirl their fingers in a drink to test it for any colorless, odorless compound that may have been slipped in. “Undercover Colors” changes color in the presence of date rape drugs like Rohypnol, Xanax, and GHB (Gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid). Officials of  North Carolina State reacted positively and has encouraged the students- Ankesh Madan, Stephen Grey, Tasso Von Windheim and Tyler Confrey-Maloney –  to continue pursuing their project. Preventing the crime is the correct attitude, they think. A lab space was provided for experiment. Even if a benefactor effect is supposed if a such invention will be used, some critic opinions exist. Probably one of the most pertinent ideas says this innovation distracts from real solutions to the problem. A serious question was posed Tracey Vitchers, the board chair for Students Active For Ending Rape (SAFER): “Are you talking to young men about the importance of respecting other people’s boundaries and understanding what it means to obtain consent?”

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