Someone Made a Video of The Count Counting Pi to 10,000 Decimal Places

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 favorite numbers-addicted Muppet counting Pi up to 10,000 decimal places. » 11/30/14 3:00pm 11/30/14 3:00pm

16 Fun Projects for Your New Raspberry Pi

The new Raspberry Pi is smaller, cheaper and more energy efficient—not a bad way to update a best-selling device. Whether you've taken the plunge on one of the new units or you want to put the original model to good use, we've collected together some of the most fun Pi-based projects on the planet for you to have a… » 11/12/14 6:09am 11/12/14 6:09am

How to Calculate Pi with a Shotgun

Visualization reveals how the number Pi looks (spoiler: Pretty!)

Cristian Ilies Vasile has created the coolest visualization of Pi I've seen. First he divided a circle in 10 segments, from 0 to 9. Then he traced a path going from the third segment to the first segment. From 1, the path jumps to 4, then back to 1, then 5 and so on. After a while, π appears in front of your eyes.… » 4/23/14 5:31pm 4/23/14 5:31pm

Why Pi is a stupid number and people are dumb to celebrate it

Recreational mathemusician Victoria Hart—aka Vi Hart—gives overwhelming (and fun!) evidence that clearly demonstrates that Pi is a stupidly common number and the fascination of people with this number is just dumb. » 3/16/14 5:52pm 3/16/14 5:52pm

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. » 1/03/14 6:58am 1/03/14 6:58am

Pi Was Almost 3.2

When an amateur mathematician from Indiana managed to solve one of mathematics' great problems—squaring the circle—he decided to copyright his proof, but allow his home state to use it for free. Sadly, things didn't quite go to plan. » 3/13/13 6:17am 3/13/13 6:17am

How Many Digits of Pi Do You Really Need?

Pi is famously calculated to trillions of digits—but how many of them do we really, really need? This video demonstrates that, actually, just 39 will do. » 2/21/13 6:08am 2/21/13 6:08am

Wash Your Scotch Down With a Heaping Helping of Pi

How many numbers of Pi can you rattle off? Probably not many. Probably even fewer if you're drunk. But you can at least cheat with these glasses from TheUncommonGreen that are printed with hundreds and hundreds of digits from the mathematical constant. » 10/08/12 2:06pm 10/08/12 2:06pm

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… » 9/13/12 11:40am 9/13/12 11:40am

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

It's Pi Day! 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,… » 3/14/12 10:25am 3/14/12 10:25am

The Adorable Case Against Pi

Happy Pi Day! But while you're getting your 3/14 on, it's worth noting that pi is worthless! A sham. A fraud. Don't believe me? Check out why we'd all be worlds better off if we threw out our pi and embraced the power of tau. [The Daily What] » 3/14/11 12:00pm 3/14/11 12:00pm

This Is What Pi Sounds Like

What do you get when you transpose the first 31 digits of the number pi into musical notes? Math that's never sounded so good. And if ever an unofficial holiday needed an anthem to get some much-deserved recognition, it's 3/14. [Reddit via Geekosystem] » 3/08/11 8:40pm 3/08/11 8:40pm

Pi Calculated to Five-Trillionth Number by Yahoo! Employee

So, this is what Yahoo! employees do during work hours? Crack Pi records, using 1,000 of Yahoo!'s computers over 23 days? Glad to see they're working hard on simplifying what their company actually does... » 9/17/10 1:40pm 9/17/10 1:40pm

Proudly Show Off Your Inner Math Nerd With the Pi Necklace

The Pi Necklace lists the first 100 decimal places of everyone's favorite irrational number, pi. It's the perfect accessory for Pi Day, or any other day, for that matter. [RGB Laboratory via Craziest Gadgets] » 8/30/10 10:00pm 8/30/10 10:00pm

This Computer Just Calculated Pi To a World Record 5 Trillion Digits

Yesterday, Alexander Yee and Shigeru Kondo announced that they had set a new Pi world record, calculating it to five trillion digits—some 6TB of data—using a single custom built computer. The five trillionth digit? It's a 2. » 8/06/10 9:20am 8/06/10 9:20am

50 Foot Woman Loses Engagement Ring, Suburban Family Picks Up Nice…

The 50 foot woman's wedding ring. A regular-sized woman's LED-encrusted hula hoop. Or maybe just your precious. The "π" collection from Le Deun Luminaires will throw some soft light on your foyer, sure, but it will also stoke your imagination. » 6/28/10 11:00am 6/28/10 11:00am

Happy Pi Day, Math Nerds!

Today's March 14th, which everyone knows is the day high school math club members further cement their alienation by celebrating their love of math, or circles, or whatever. But today's Sunday, so let's everyone celebrate nerddom in the comments! [Wiki] » 3/14/10 12:43pm 3/14/10 12:43pm

Pi Calculation Record Destroyed: 2.5 Trillion Decimals

Researchers at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, have demolished the previous world record on the constant pi, more than doubling the amount of decimals to 2.5 trillion. They used a massive parallel computer called the T2K Tsukuba System. » 8/18/09 10:10am 8/18/09 10:10am