Woman Adds 9 Trillion Digits to Pi

Google employee Emma Haruka Iwao has absolutely smashed the previous world record for calculating Pi by adding almost nine *trillion * more digits. Read More >>

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Woman Adds 9 Trillion Digits to Pi

Woman Adds 9 Trillion Digits to Pi

Google employee Emma Haruka Iwao has absolutely smashed the previous world record for calculating Pi by adding almost nine *trillion * more digits. Read More >>

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If You Read Pi Long Enough, You’ll Find Hamlet

If You Read Pi Long Enough, You’ll Find Hamlet

It's Pi Day (if you adhere to the US calendar system at least)! Which, okay, whatever, if you were really hardcore about celebrating you'd figure out what nanosecond corresponds to 3.14159 or whatever and pop the Moet then, but you didn't and you won't so whatever, right? But! that doesn't mean we can't still have some fun with the nerdiest holiday in the land, thanks to YouTube mathemagician Vihart. Read More >>

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There’s a Hidden Connection Between Pi and Quantum Mechanics

There’s a Hidden Connection Between Pi and Quantum Mechanics

Physicists have uncovered a hidden connection between a famous 350-year-old mathematical formula for *pi,* everyone’s favourite irrational number, and quantum mechanics. At least one mathematician has pronounced the discovery “a cunning piece of magic.” Read More >>

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Someone Made a Video of*Sesame Street’s* The Count Counting Pi to 10,000 Decimal Places

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Here's a weird little corner of the internet for you to devour. YouTube user Crysknife007 is well-known for hours-long sci-fi marathons of idling starship engines or the silent ambience of Rick Deckard's apartment. But this time, we get our favourite numbers-addicted Muppet counting Pi up to 10,000 decimal places. Read More >>

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A Brief History of Pi

A Brief History of Pi

That the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter is constant has been known to humanity since ancient times. Yet even today, despite 2000 years of thought, theories, calculations and proofs, π's precise value remains elusive. Read More >>

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How to Calculate Pi With a Shotgun

How to Calculate Pi With a Shotgun

We all know pi, at least the first three digits of it. If for some reason you forgot them though, there's good news. All you need to get that knowledge back is some aluminium foil, ingenuity, and a shotgun. Read More >>

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You’ve Never Seen Pi Look So Interesting in So Many Ways

You’ve Never Seen Pi Look So Interesting in So Many Ways

Martin Krzywinski is an artist. No, wait, he's a mathematician. Actually, scratch that: he's both, and he can make the number Pi look insanely beautiful. Read More >>

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You Can Now Play*Minecraft* on Your Raspberry Pi For Absolutely Free

You Can Now Play

Yes, the Pi-machine keeps on getting better and better. Not only is there a stable release of XBMC waiting for you, your Raspberry Pi can also now play *Minecraft*, and for absolutely nothing too. Read More >>

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Artist Skywrites the First Thousand Digits of Pi over San Francisco

Artist Skywrites the First Thousand Digits of Pi over San Francisco

Any eyes in San Francisco that weren't focused on Apple's announcements yesterday might have noticed something peculiar in the skies over the Bay area. As part of the ZERO1 Biennial—a months long festival celebrating the coming together of art and technology—an artist known only as Ishky used several planes to skywrite the first 1,000 digits of Pi over the city, in a piece cleverly (and obviously) titled *Pi in the Sky*. Read More >>

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If You Read Pi Long Enough, You’ll Find Hamlet

If You Read Pi Long Enough, You’ll Find Hamlet

It's Pi Day (in the US at least)! Which, okay, whatever, if you were really hardcore about celebrating you'd figure out what nanosecond corresponds to 3.14159 or whatever and pop the Moet then, but you didn't and you won't so whatever, right? But! that doesn't mean we can't still have some fun with the nerdiest holiday in the land, thanks to YouTube mathemagician Vihart. Read More >>