New Features on SciCast!

The latest updates to SciCast include Quick Forecast and a Recommender.

Quick Forecast: We now feature a “Quick Forecast” button for quickly adjusting the forecast without leaving the Question List. (You can still click the question text to get the full forecasting screen with Background etc.) Continue reading

SciCast Calls for Science, Technology Experts to Make Predictions

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SciCast Calls for Science, Technology Experts to Make Predictions 

Largest sci-tech crowdsourcing forecast site in search of professionals and enthusiasts to predict future events 

FAIRFAX, Va (June 19, 2014) – SciCast, a research project run by George Mason University, is the largest known science and technology-focused crowdsourced forecasting site. So what makes a crowdsourced prediction market more powerful? An even bigger crowd. SciCast is launching its first worldwide call for participants to join the existing 2,300 professionals and enthusiasts ranging from engineers to chemists, from agriculturists to IT specialists.

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Will Google announce the development of a smartwatch at or before the Google I/O 2014 Conference next week?

Question number two of our new infographic series: Now Trending on SciCast: Will Google announce the development of a smartwatch at or before the Google I/O 2014 Conference June 25 and 26? We’re featuring a new question every 1-2 weeks. Download and share the infographic.

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Related Questions

SciCast’s combinatorial nature allows us to take a user’s forecast for this question and use it to influence the outcome of related questions, such as:

1. Will the Apple iWatch be commercially available by the end of September 2014? Forecast Now

2. Will wearable technology increase the susceptibility of malware attacks on consumer devices in 2014? Forecast Now

 

College Bowl Leaderboards June 17

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Here are this week’s scores for the individuals with highest points. Scores are the actual gains on College Bowl questions that have already closed during the contest. Updated 6/17/14.

Individuals

User Name Score Team
ted 3015 Stanford University
sflicht 1982 Harvard University
ctwardy* 1118 George Mason University
jkominek 570 University of Colorado
dvasya 451 George Mason University
benthinkin 430 Providence College
bw 290 Stanford University
Question Mark* 254 Duke University
Hotshot 226 University of California, Berkeley
yuan10 180 University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
dvasya 150 George Mason University
Geoff 148 Oregon State University
peaigr 127 Stanford University
rrich 126 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
HAL9000 115 University of California Berkeley
MerrySeeker 109 California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech)
Beth81 106 George Mason University
witless 51 Stanford University
saurabh_02 50 Texas A&M University
scotchval 49 Duke University

*Not eligible to win.

Team Leaderboard

NOTE: Here are the top 20 Colleges represented in the College Bowl. So far, none have reached 50 participants. Don’t wait! Recruit some teammates today and win BIG! Reach out to your alumni groups and personal networks.

George Mason University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Duke University
Stanford University
University of California, Berkeley
California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech)
University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Florida State University
Marquette University
Northwestern University
Yale University
Dartmouth College
Michigan State University
Oregon State University
Penn State University
University of Maryland
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
University of Texas (Austin)
University of Wisconsin

Learn more about the College Bowl & participate!