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Sci Tech    H4'ed 8/26/14

New Nail Polish Can Detect Date Rape Drugs

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Four college students are taking the media by storm with the development of an innovative nail polish that can detect date rape drugs that have been slipped into young women's drinks. While the new product has captured its fair share of headlines over the past week, sexual assault prevention advocates warn that it's not necessarily the best way to approach the sexual assault epidemic on college campuses. Four male students at North Carolina State Univ. have created a polish that changes color when it comes into contact with several common drugs intended to incapacitate victims. According to the undergrads, their goal is to 'invent technologies that empower women to protect themselves from this heinous and quietly pervasive crime.' Although the product isn't available yet, their Facebook page has already been flooded with positive responses from people who can't wait to give it a try.
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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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