# Latest Approximations of π Stories

piZone.org brings pi to SXSW and the world. Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 In 2009, the U.S. House declared National Pi Day as a way for schools and the public to focus on math and science in a fun, innovative, and approachable way. Of course, it also involves eating pie. Through its promotion of National Pi Day, piZone.org seeks to promote to the public the importance of a strong STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education as a vehicle that inspires future...

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online So today is the fourteenth of March. For most people it is just another day, but for math geeks everywhere today is something special. And for one genius, 3-14 would have been the most special day of the year for perhaps two reasons. Albert Einstein, born on March 14, 1879, would have been 135 years old this year. Interestingly enough, he was also born on a day that is widely commemorated nowadays as National Pi Day, since the...

Encourages recognition of math and science teachers with pie deliveries and social media program WALTHAM, Mass., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and its employees will celebrate Pi Day this Friday, March 14 with a program focused on encouraging people to thank and recognize math and science teachers everywhere. As part of Raytheon's MathMovesU® initiative, the company observes Pi Day in a number of ways to highlight the significance of pi calculations in science,...

RENO, Nev., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nanojems, a Reno, Nevada company has just engraved the first million digits of pi, 200 times more than other known engravings and a landmark feat for the never-ending constant. "Ok, so this is not just another number," says Jesse Adams, co-founder of the startup that has debuted its new artistic media by engraving the first million digits of pi on sapphire with gold. "The number is amazing, really," says Adams. "When you discover that your...

Nanojems is engraving the first million digits of pi on crystal gems for pendants and lockets RENO, Nev., Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The number that keeps on giving, called "Pi" and never ends as was depicted in the movie, "Life of Pi" will be digitally shrunk into the size of a dime and worn around your neck as a pendant, if Nanojems, the Reno company that is creating this million-digit invention has its dream come true in the next two weeks. (Photo:...

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Nerds, Rejoice! Today is National Pi Day, a day set aside to celebrate mathematics, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter and, perhaps best of all, baked goods that prominently display the greek letter “Ï€.” Every March 14, (or 3/14 “¦ get it?) math enthusiasts celebrate the never-ending number as well as Albert Einstein´s birthday. Many use pi as a shibboleth,...