Many have spoken out against the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses, and many others have spoken out against the booze-fueled party culture in which sexual assaults often take place and the “progressivism” that blurs distinctions between different kinds of assault.

While the pundits and policymakers debate the issue, four guys at North Carolina State University are doing something proactive (and unorthodox): inventing a nail polish that can detect date rape drugs.

Image via Shutterstock

Image via Shutterstock

As the Triangle Business Journal reported, the four undergraduate students started “Undercover Colors.”

They developed a prototype nail polish, which works like so: Dip your finger into your drink, and if someone has spiked it with date rape drugs, the nail polish will change colors.

The Undercover Colors team. (Image via Facebook)

The Undercover Colors team. (Image via Facebook)

The Journal reported that Undercover Colors has already raised a bundle of cash:

According to a securities filing, the four-person company, which recently appeared at the K50 Startup Showcase, just raised $100,000 from one investor, with $150,000 left to sell in the round.

And it has additional cash from competition.

The company won the Lulu eGames this spring, sponsored by N.C. State’s Entrepreneurship Initiative, a contest challenging students to design working solutions to real-world problems.

(H/T: WVEC-TV)

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