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Google on Wednesday announced the winners of its Giving through Glass contest, awarding grants and a pair of the company's Glass headset to five nonprofits. Like Google's earlier efforts to spark interest in Glass, this contest asked for submissions on how applicants would put the wearable computer to use. The five winners were selected from over 1,300 proposals.

Classroom Champions plans to equip Paralympic athletes with Glass so high school students can see their training regimens and learn about disability. 3,000 Miles to a Cure will give its headset to one of its charity bicyclists, allowing viewers to watch the "Race Across America" as it happens and send support messages and donations to the racer. All five nonprofits, detailed at this Google blog post, will receive a $25,000 grant and a trip to Google to learn about Glass systems. They will also be able to work with the company's developers to help create apps and services.

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