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The Search for the Value of Pi

The Conversation US | Posted 03.14.2016 | Science
The Conversation US

Xiaojing Ye, Georgia State University The number represented by pi (π) is used in calculations whenever something round (or nearly so) is involved, ...

Pi pops up where you don't expect it

The Conversation US | Posted 03.14.2016 | Science
The Conversation US

Lorenzo Sadun, University of Texas at Austin Happy Pi Day, where we celebrate the world's most famous number. The exact value of π=3.14159... has f...

My Kind of Pi... With Ice Cream on Top!

David Sable | Posted 05.16.2015 | Business
David Sable

It was just 9:26:53 p.m. on March 14, 2015, and I have officially celebrated the second transcendent moment of Pi Day, the first being that same time that morning.

Pi's Top Five

Nelson Saiers | Posted 05.12.2015 | Arts
Nelson Saiers

It turns out this property is not completely unique to Pi -- a large class of numbers can find their digits similarly embedded into a particular day. But Pi is a special irrational number that has driven historically important results.

Why You Need to Eat Pie This Saturday

Oscar Fernandez | Posted 05.12.2015 | Science
Oscar Fernandez

Yup, 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 a.m. is "pi time." (Actually, it's the start of "pi time," since the next two digits are 59.) So get those pies ready, because on Saturday morning you'll have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to live through pi.

A Former NYPD Precinct Hosts A Graffiti And Street Art Show

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 08.14.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

This weekend the NYPD police precinct is hosting a graffiti and street art show, and the public is welcome to see every floor completely swimming in a...

Behold, The Stunning Street Art Of Portugal's Biggest City

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.22.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

In the wake of the global growth of interest in art in the streets, one form of tourism that may soon be blowing up could be graffiti excursions, street art sightseeing, or even mural journeying.

Celebrate Pi Day

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.17.2014 | Huffpost Code

In honor of everyone's favorite irrational number, Huffington Magazine's Infographic Art Editor, Troy Dunham created the image below. We recommend enj...

Everything You Need To Know About Pi Day

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 03.14.2014 | Science

Today is the 26th celebration of National Pi Day, and the festivities are already underway. Pi is an irrational number that expresses the ratio of ...

WATCH: Pi Is NOT That Cool, And Here's Why

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 03.14.2014 | Science

Relax, everyone. Pi isn't that great. At least that's the word from "mathemusician" Vihart, whose new YouTube video was posted just in time for Pi Day...

Pi Day 3.14 (14)

David H. Bailey | Posted 05.13.2014 | Science
David H. Bailey

Originally a lighthearted gag where folks walked around San Francisco's Exploratorium in funny hats with pies and the like, by the turn of the century Pi Day was a major educational event in North American schools, garnering plenty of press.

WATCH: Child Prodigies School You On Pi

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.14.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Fresh off his lecture at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan, 10-year-old college student Tanishq Abraham stopped by HuffPost Live to talk all things pi, a...

A Cloud Over Computing: Forster's "The Machine Stops," and Artist Smith's "I, Disconnect" Series

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

In fact, Twitter ensures that we're losing our need or even ability to spell correctly. Our calculating software ensures we don't have to do mental arithmetic or physically balance our bank ledgers, anymore.

People's Intelligence: Networked Reporting and Verification by the People

Christophe Billen | Posted 10.02.2013 | Impact
Christophe Billen

Π (or People's Intelligence) will make use of SMS or Speak to Tweet technologies to establish a conversation with victims and witnesses of mass atrocities, providing them with guidance and actionable information that will facilitate early warnings and targeted assistance.

Are the Digits of Pi Random?

David H. Bailey | Posted 06.16.2013 | Science
David H. Bailey

To begin with, we have to be careful what we mean by "random." Clearly pi is not "random" in the strict sense, because individual digits are certainly not random but mathematically fixed. Perhaps a better and easier question is whether pi is "normal base 10."

David Freeman

Mind-Blowing Pi Meme Called Misleading | David Freeman | Posted 04.12.2013 | Science

Pie is popular, but we love pi too -- even if that love is sometimes misguided. Consider the overwhelming response in recent days to a meme express...

Happy Pi Day!

The Huffington Post | Melissa Cronin | Posted 03.14.2013 | Science

Happy Pi Day! On March 14, mathematicians, scientists and everyone else who just loves pi (or pie) celebrate Pi Day—so named for the Greek symbol π...

Life of π

Santhosh Mathew, PhD | Posted 05.11.2013 | Weird News
Santhosh Mathew, PhD

The fascination with Pi, the most famous number in human history, is as limitless as its own digits. The obsession with Pi is more mysterious than Pi itself.

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.

Attention Math Nerds: A Pi Cake Pan Is Coming Soon

Posted 08.20.2012 | Home

Thanks the the magic ways of the Internet, Pi Day (March 14 -- pretty sure you can figure that one out) has unofficially become the day that food blog...

U.S. Population Hits Nerdy, Delightful Milestone

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.15.2012 | Business

The U.S. population has reached a nerdy and delightful milestone. Shortly after 2:29 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, the U.S. population was exac...

Can You Ever Have Too Much Pi?

| Posted 07.22.2012 | Science

By Evelyn Lamb | July 21, 2012 I hope you’re ready for your big Pi Approximation Day party tomorrow. You might have observed Pi Day on March 14. It...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Pi Maven's Amazing Feat Spotlights Celebrated Constant | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 03.14.2013 | Science

2012-03-14-Screenshot20120314at1.11.56PM.jpgToday is March 14, also known as 3.14, also known as Pi Day. Geeks around the world will unite today to celebrate one of the most unique and beautiful constants in all of mathematics.

Conservative Pie: Republicans Introduce Legislation Redefining Pi as Exactly 3

Ian Squires | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ian Squires

Congresswoman Martha Roby (R-Ala.) is sponsoring HR 205: The Geometric Simplification Act, declaring the Euclidean mathematical constant of pi to be precisely 3 in an effort to improve test scores.

5 Ways To Celebrate Pi Day

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

March 14 (3/14) marks the 22nd annual Pi Day, which celebrates the mathematical constant Pi (π), whose first three digits are 3.14. In mathematic...