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As Easy as Pi

Mario Livio | Posted 04.02.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

The fascination with π is so universal that in 1998 film director Darren Aronofsky even created a psychological thriller with that title. Here I want to tell only a few more π stories that are perhaps less known outside the circle of true aficionados.

WORLD RECORD: Computer Calculates Pi To Its 5 Trillionth Digit

Gizmodo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

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...