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Google challenges nonprofits on ideas to use Glass

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Google has a challenge for U.S. nonprofits.

On Tuesday, the tech giant announced it wants nonprofit groups to propose ideas for how to use the Web-connected eyewear Google Glass in their work. Five charities that propose the best ideas by May 20 will get a free pair of the glasses, a trip to Google for training and a $25,000 grant to help make their project a reality.

Already, Google has been testing Glass with nonprofits in their field work.

Conservationists at the Washington-based World Wildlife Fund have been using Google Glass for hands-free field research. In Nepal, a research officer has been using Google Glass to track, photograph and monitor rhinos to help protect them from poaching in areas that are inaccessible by vehicles.

For more information on the challenge, Giving Through Glass, click here.

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