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2008 - 1 story
2004 - 7 stories
2003 - 5 stories
2011
NJIT mourns the loss of Distinguished Professor Timothy N. Chang, who died on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at home. He was 52. >>
2008
The Department of Justice has awarded NJIT $254,889 to continue developing childproof child-safe gun technology. US Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and US Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-08) earmarked the grant in last year's annual Congressional appropriation bill. >>
2004
Sixty people crowded last week into a small room at the Bayonne police firing range to witness smart gun technology.  Donald B. Sebastian, senior vice president of research and development at NJIT, stood near an oversized screen displaying a real-time video of an NJIT policeman shooting an experimental handgun in an adjacent indoor range. Twenty electronic computerized sensors embedded in the gun's grip distinguished known from unknown users. “We've only just begun and we're pleased to say that we're getting 90 percent reliability when scanning users,” said Sebastian. >>
Sixty people crowded last week into a small room at the Bayonne police firing range to witness smart gun technology.  Donald H. Sebastian, senior vice president of research and development at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), stood near an oversized screen displaying a real-time video of an NJIT policeman shooting an experimental handgun in an adjacent indoor range. Although there was no applause as shots rang out, the action demonstrated that smart gun knew friend from foe. >>
U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg and Jon S. Corzine announced $1 million in federal funding they secured to further develop NJIT's smart gun. The Senators announced the funding during a Dec. 9 visit to a pistol range in Bayonne, where an NJIT policeman demonstrated the effectiveness of Smart Gun. >>
Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Senator Jon S. Corzine (D-NJ), will announce tomorrow that they have secured $1 million in federal appropriations funding for 2005 to accelerate the development of a safer and more secure personalized handgun at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  The senators secured similar funding last year for 2004. >>
Scientists at NJIT were recently awarded $1.1 million by the US Department of Justice to continue testing a safer personalized weapon. >>
Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), along with Senator Jon S. Corzine (D-NJ), today announced at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) that their offices have advanced a $1.146 million federal appropriation to accelerate the development of a safer and more secure personalized handgun >>
U.S. Senator Frank.R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) will announce at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) that his office has secured a $1.146 million federal appropriation to accelerate the development of a safer and more secure personalized handgun.  The device has come to be known as “smart gun.” Following the announcement, professors and post-doctoral students at NJIT will be available at a hands-on laboratory in the side of the room to explain how the gun works.  The lab will feature a prototype that reporters may handle. >>
2003
An agreement to form a trilateral partnership to develop a unique personalized handgun was signed by New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc., Florida, and the Australian-based research and development company Metal Storm, Ltd. >>
Michael Recce, Ph.D., associate professor of information systems at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), has been involved in a broad range of technology-oriented research projects since he arrived on campus in 1997.  >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Metal Storm Limited, Brisbane, Australia, a research and development company, signed a formal partnership agreement earlier this week to commercialize biometric technology patented by NJIT and applied to an electronic handgun developed by Metal Storm. >>
The news that NJIT's "smart gun" experts have partnered with Australia's Metal Storm, Ltd. was a shot heard round the world. Most--but not all-- of the coverage is a pickup of an Associated Press story written by the AP's Canberra, Australia bureau. Here are  links to the some of  the publications and Websites that ran the story: "Australian Gun Maker and New Jersey Institute Sign 'Smart Gun' Deal" August 29, 2003 siliconvalley.com "Company, Institute Sign Smart Gun Deal" August 30, 2003  BeaufortGazette.com "NJIT Members Help Develop New Electronic Gun Safety Device" August 31, 2003 posted on Website and broadcast  News12.com "NJIT Joins with Aussie Firm on  "Smart' Gun" August 30, 2003  Star Ledger "Company, Institute Sign Smart Gun Deal " August 30, 2003  heraldsun.com "Gun Maker, Tech Inst. OK Smart Gun Deal" August 29, 2003  Quote.com "Gun Maker, Tech Inst. OK Smart Gun Deal" August 29, 2003  Findlaw.com   "Metal Storm Developing Personalised Handgun"  September 3, 2003 Ferret.com.au    "Local Firm Signs for 'Smart Gun'," September 1, 2003  AustralianIT.com >>
Fully 90 percent of state residents agree that unauthorized gun use or the use of a gun by someone other than its owner is a “serious problem.” More than four out of five (83 percent) state residents believe the government should require that every gun sold in the state be equipped with a device that would allow only authorized users to fire the gun. Three out of four (74 percent) gun owners in the state also support requiring user authentication technology on guns sold in New Jersey. >>
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