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The Khan Academy wins $2 million from Google under Project 10^100

The Khan Academy, a non-profit educational organization that provides high-quality, free education to anyone, anywhere via an online library of more than 1,600 teaching videos, has received a grant of $2 million from Google under Project 10^100.

The Khan Academy, a non-profit educational organization that provides high-quality, free education to anyone, anywhere via an online library of more than 1,600 teaching videos, has received a grant of $2 million from Google under Project 10^100.

In September 2008, Google had launched Project 10^100 (pronounced Project 10 to the 100th), under which the company invited users to send exciting ideas that could improve people’s lives and committed $10 million fund to turn up to five of the best ideas into reality.

Besides The Khan Academy, other winners of the Project 10^100 are FIRST ($3 million), Public.Resource.Org ($2 million), The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences ($2 million) and Shweeb ($1 million).

FIRST is a non-profit organization that promotes science and math education around the world through team competition. Public.Resource.Org, a non-profit organization, focuses on enabling online access to public government documents in the United States.

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a centre for math and science education and research in Cape Town, South Africa. Shweeb is a concept for short to medium distance, urban personal transport, using human-powered vehicles on a monorail.

According to Google, people from more than 170 countries submitted over 150,000 ideas for the Project 10^100. After which the company selected 16 big ideas and asked the public to vote for their favourites. The five ideas that received the most votes were declared the winners.

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