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25 May 2006

Philadelphia Inquirer

As police in Philadelphia struggle to stop a scourge of shootings, some New Jersey engineers say they are closing in on a "smart" solution: a gun that can be fired only by its owner. The prototype, developed at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, has pressure sensors embedded in the gun handle that recognize a person's unique grip. The team says a commercial model is up to five years away, but if it works, it will trigger a singular — and controversial... (

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