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Teens Invent Color-Changing Condoms To Warn Of STDs

CBSNEWS -  Three teenage boys from Britain have won a TeenTech Award for an invention beyond their years. The 13- and 14-year-olds came up with the idea for a condom that changes colors if it comes into contact with a sexually transmitted disease.

Daanyaal Ali, Chirag Shah and Muaz Nawaz, students at the Isaac Newton Academy in London, won in the "Future of Health" category. They dubbed their invention the "S.T.Eye" -- a play on STI, or sexually transmitted infection.

"We created the S.T.EYE as a new way for STI detection to help the future of the next generation," Ali, 14, said in an interview posted on the TeenTech website. "We wanted to make something that made detecting harmful STIs safer than ever before, so that people can take immediate action in the privacy of their own homes without the often-scary procedures at the doctors. We've made sure we're able to give peace of mind to users and let people act even more responsibly than ever before."


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