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.
Pi is for planets, and spacecraft, for orbital dynamics and craters. It's 3.14, and it's all about circles.
A great deal of time has been spent working out the facts about pi. At one point, the "facts" were wrong. And a mathematician caught the error by using something that, well, might also be wrong.
Do you feel like having a once-every-thousand-year party? You only have a couple of years to set it up. Some of us will be planning 2015 Pi Parties — in some cases because we like math, and in other cases because we want an excuse to eat pie for breakfast. Let us know if you're going to be involved.
We may be celebrating Pi Day here at io9, but we would be irrational to deny that there’s more to mathematical interestingness than simply dividing an object’s circumference by its diameter. Here are seven numbers we love as much as pi.
Pi is what's known as an irrational number, which means that its decimal representation is both infinite and non-repeating.
Pro-tip on pi-tips: this will come off as even more clever if you actually ordered pie. Or a pi pie.
There's an old urban legend about a state legislature that passed a law redefining pi so that it equaled 3. This story is a myth - but the true story that inspired it is actually even more ridiculous and bizarre.
Holidays are a good time to find the answer to complex mathematical problems using household items, MacGyver-style. One way to find pi (yes, that pi) involves a flat surface, a little twig or pin, and patience.
A pair of pi enthusiasts have calculated the largest chunk of the mathematical constant yet, reaching just over 10 trillion digits. Alexander Yee and Shigeru Kondo, respectively a computer scientist in the US and a systems engineer in Japan, fought hard-drive failures and narrowly missed widespread technical…
Pi is perhaps the most beloved number in the world. People devote an entire day to celebrating it; enthusiasts memorize it to hundreds of thousands of places; and it's even pretty useful for calculating the properties of circles and spheres. But pi hides some very important mathematical truths. Put another way, pi is…
Good news, soundtrack aficionados! Pi and Moon composer Clint Mansell will be scoring The Source Code, Duncan Jones' upcoming flick about a soldier (Jake Gyllenhaal) whose consciousness is transferred into the body of a commuter who's witnessed a train bombing.
This creepy-cool trailer for EBBËTO's 25-minute-long film Analog is an agoraphobe's worst nightmare -a machine keeps a man alive during a deep space journey. Unfortunately, the machine begins to reassess its programming, and a lot of symbolic oddness precipitates.
Today (3/14) is Pi Day, a hallowed celebration in which radius and circumference lovers everywhere convene to eat circular pastries and challenge each other to decimal-reciting contests. Score your festivities with the awesomely underrated soundtrack to Darren Aronofsky's Pi.
Quantum computers, which would rely on quantum mechanical concepts like superposition and entanglement to perform operations of unimaginable complexity, remain a pipe dream. But physicists have nevertheless come up with an algorithm that only quantum computers could use.
If you saw Darren Aronofsky's frenetic, disturbing flick Pi, you know that its hero, a supergenius who invents a super algorithm, meets a rather terrible end. Though he wants to use his algorithm for the forces of good, he's pursued by evil corporate schemers who want to use it to predict the stock market. Eventually…
A new Spanish film features four rival scientists struggling to solve logic puzzles before the walls of the room they're trapped in squish them into jelly. Fermat's Room combines elements of Pi (brilliant new untried math theorems) with Cube (deadly rooms that'll kill you unless you figure out the puzzle) in this…