Sharp shooters: NYU students win $1-million prize for designing smarter firearm

Engineering students at a Downtown university took home a $1-million prize for their winning proposal on how to use technology to create safer guns at a Sept. 18 ceremony hosted by the borough president at Borough Hall. … The Autonomous Ballistics, a team from New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, beat four other groups from local colleges to claim the million-dollar reward, which was awarded as a grant to the school. The funds will be used to further develop their concept, a high-tech gun holster that prevents unauthorized users from shooting the firearm within.

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