Google Blog: A recipe for beating the record of most-calculated digits of pi

Google Blog: A recipe for beating the record of most-calculated digits of pi. “While I’ve been busy thinking about which flavor of pie I’m going to enjoy later today, Googler Emma Haruka Iwao has been busy using Google Compute Engine, powered by Google Cloud, to calculate the most accurate value of pi—ever. That’s 31,415,926,535,897 digits, to be exact. Emma used the power of the cloud for the task, making this the first time the cloud has been used for a pi calculation of this magnitude.”

calc.exe is now open source; there’s surprising depth in its ancient code (Ars Technica)

Ars Technica: calc.exe is now open source; there’s surprising depth in its ancient code. “Microsoft’s embrace and adoption of open source software has continued with the surprising decision to publish the code for Windows Calculator and release it on GitHub under the permissive MIT license.”

ArchDaily: A Colorful Interactive Version of Euclid’s “Elements” Online for Free

Not sure how new this is, but looks like a gorgeous resource. ArchDaily: A Colorful Interactive Version of Euclid’s “Elements” Online for Free. “Written in 300BC, Euclid’s ‘Elements’ is a collection of 13 books containing definitions, propositions, and mathematical proofs, and is considered instrumental in the development of logic and modern science. With the advent of the printing press, many editions of the book have been shared through the centuries. One of the most famous is that of Oliver Byrne in 1847, an edition of the first six books that is set apart for its bold use of color to depict mathematical proofs, rather than using letters to label angles and shapes.”

Make Tech Easier: 5 Recommended Web Tools to Solve Difficult Math Problems

Make Tech Easier: 5 Recommended Web Tools to Solve Difficult Math Problems. “Many of us have traumatic feelings about Mathematics from our university and school days. Depending on your job profile, you might run into those problems once again at the workplace. Luckily things have changed for the better now. Thanks to latest automated web tools, the equations that used to take forever to solve can be done faster and more accurately online.”

Wolfram Blog: Prepare for AP Calculus and More with Wolfram U

Wolfram Blog: Prepare for AP Calculus and More with Wolfram U. “Today I am proud to announce a free interactive course, Introduction to Calculus, hosted on Wolfram’s learning hub, Wolfram U! The course is designed to give a comprehensive introduction to fundamental concepts in calculus such as limits, derivatives and integrals. It includes 38 video lessons along with interactive notebooks that offer examples in the Wolfram Cloud—all for free. This is the second of Wolfram U’s fully interactive free online courses, powered by our cloud and notebook technology.”

Wolfram: We’ve Come a Long Way in 30 Years (But You Haven’t Seen Anything Yet!)

Wolfram: We’ve Come a Long Way in 30 Years (But You Haven’t Seen Anything Yet!). “On June 23 we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the launch of Mathematica. Most software from 30 years ago is now long gone. But not Mathematica. In fact, it feels in many ways like even after 30 years, we’re really just getting started. Our mission has always been a big one: to make the world as computable as possible, and to add a layer of computational intelligence to everything.”