With our ever increasing presence of Earthquakes and other Disasters, there is an attempt on the part of scientists to grasp a better understanding of earthquakes, and finding a way to locate possible indicators before the quake strikes.
In this announcement from NASA, they are seeking evidence of electromagnetic signals which may warn humans of impending shakers.
Contestants will be provided with electromagnetic signal data collected over three-month periods from multiple sensors in the proximity of past earthquakes. Control data with no earthquakes also will be included. Coders will have two weeks to develop a new approach to extract the signals and identify potential earthquake precursors. The individuals or teams developing winning approaches will share a $25,000 prize.