Fresh on the heels of the confirmed proof of the Poincaré Conjecture, it looks like the Navier-Stokes equations may have now been solved — well, at least the existence of solutions proven. Slashdot is reporting the posting of a paper on Arxiv in which solutions to these equations, important in computational fluid dynamics, are proved to exist. Then again, lots of proposed solutions end up having problems with them; just ask my old complex analysis prof from graduate school. But if it works out, then at this rate we should mop up all those Millenium Problems by, say, 2010.

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