Nail Polish Fights Date Rape

undercover colorsUndercover Colors is a nail polish that can fight crime. No, seriously. Undergrads at North Carolina State University have developed its chemistry so that when the polish is exposed to date rape drugs (like when you stir your drink with your finger), it changes color. Pink to black seems very theme-appropriate, right? Sex offenses on college campuses are a huge problem -- and although the larger solution is to educate more people in an effort to prevent the crimes from happening at all, this is one creative way to thwart some of the incidents. The students who developed it are currently raising funding to refine the prototype, which already won the Lulu eGames this spring, a part of N.C. State's Entrepreneurship Initiative, (it's a challenge where students design working solutions to real-world problems).

They're still in the research and development stage, but Undercover Colors sound like a winning venture to us.