All posts by Curtiss Thompson

As an undergraduate student in political science and journalism, Curtiss is interested in leveraging new media as a vehicle to influence public policy. Due to his clout on sites such as Digg and reddit, he landed a position at AOL’s social news site Netscape.com. Subsequently, he was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal for their feature story, The Wizards of Buzz, recognized as one of the 20 most influential people in social media. In 2011, he was a major proponent of the SETI Stars initiative to bring the Allen Telescope Array out of hibernation. Contributing to the grassroots social media campaign #DecideToListen, he helped raise $200,000 to fund the SETI project. Recognizing the transformative power of scientific endeavours on society, Curtiss is firmly committed to seeing NASA funded to a level commensurate with the tremendous economic, technological and inspirational value it confers.
Image Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech

The Pi Day Of The Century

A once-in-a-lifetime sequential time representing the first 10 digits of pi will occur on March 14, 2015. A sequential time will occur on 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 a.m. and 9:26:53 p.m. following the first 10 digits of the mathematical constant pi; 3.141592653. A date-time alignment such as this occurs only one day every century and also […]