Latest Transcendental numbers Stories

2010-09-17 06:10:00

A researcher working for technology firm Yahoo has calculated the 2,000,000,000,000,000th digit of pi, more than doubling the previous record.

2010-08-05 11:56:37

Japanese and US computer whizzes say they have calculated pi to five trillion decimal places, which is a number that could beat a previous record set by a French software engineer if verified.

2009-03-24 16:03:49

A pair of New York state high school teachers said they held their math-infused wedding on the day set aside to commemorate irrational decimal pi. Audra Smith, 25, and Joseph Ahl, 24, math teachers at Fairport High School, said they held their wedding on March 14 -- also known as 3.14, or Pi Day -- because, as their wedding invitations said: Love is like Pi, natural, irrational and very important, the Rochester (N.Y.) News and Democrat reported Tuesday. Smith said holding the wedding on Pi...

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.