Desmond boys have a date with destiny

first_imgTWO Limerick secondary school students have developed an invention that could make nights on the town a lot safer for women.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Sixteen-year-olds, Warren Gleeson and Sean Duffy from Desmond College in Newcastlewest came up with a device that prevents spiking of drinks in bars and clubs.The pair worked on the idea to prevent women’s drinks being spiked with date rape drugs such as Rohypnol, LSD and Ketamine.Their research resulted in the production of one of the stand-out projects on show at last week’s BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in Dublin.The gadget is a small, round seal, embossed with a holographic image which can be clearly seen in disco or bar lights.Their teacher, Donal Enright explained that the two fifth year students produced the device to operate in two ways.“Firstly, it’s a deterrent because you put it over the top of your drink and it can be seen. If anyone tries to peel it off, it disintegrates and can’t be put back. There is also a practical application. Under the cap is a bubble and if anyone tries to introduce something through a syringe, the bubble bursts and the person will know their drink has been interfered with”.Mr Enright said that the lads are hoping to produce the devices commercially.“It would be fantastic if maybe the HSE would buy them and give them out for free or if a drinks company were to sponsor the product, they could have their logo on top”.This entry was posted in News by Bernie English. Bookmark the permalink. Editvia Desmond boys have a date with destiny (254 with pic) | Limerick Post Newswrite. WhatsApp Advertisement Linkedin Facebook Twitter Email Print NewsDesmond boys have a date with destinyBy Bernie English – January 16, 2014 492 TAGSdate rape Previous articleLimerick call-out for Good SamaritansNext articleSearch helicopter Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news.last_img read more

Arranmore priest urges maximum support for education campaign after meeting Quinn

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