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With $1 million award, these NYU Tandon students are trying to build the ‘smart gun’

A group of NYU Tandon students won $1 million to create a gun that only works for its registered user.

The winners of the Smart Gun Design Competition will look to tackle a major problem: accidental gun deaths.

The technological advancement of firearms over time has been all about lowering the barrier to entry of killing people. A new project, from the students of NYU Tandon, just won a $1 million prize to innovate in the opposite direction.

The team, which calls itself Autonomous Ballistics, have developed a prototype for a gun holster which would not be able to release its gun unless some criteria were first met, including a fingerprint scan, a voice password and a nearby RFID chip.

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