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Submission + - Goldback revisited (arxiv.org) 1

donaggie03 writes: "Well, my fellow mathematicians, it's that time again. Agostino Prástaro, from the Univeristy of Rome, claims to have proven Goldbach's Conjecture. The 14 page paper,
  THE GOLDBACH’S CONJECTURE PROVED (link to pdf) is pre-published on Arxiv. Prástaro claims to have proven the conjecture through commutative algebra and algebraic topology:
Abstract. We give a direct proof of the Goldbach’s conjecture in number theory, formulated in the Euler’s form. The proof is also constructive, since it gives a criterion to find two prime numbers 1, such that their sum gives a fixed even number 2. (A prime number is an integer that can be divided only for itself other than for 1. In this paper we consider 1 as a prime num-ber.) The proof is obtained by recasting the problem in the framework of the Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Topology.
So is this a valid proof? Are there any glaring errors or has this conjecture finally been proven?"

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Submission + - Lakota Nation withdraws from 150 year old treaties (google.com)

An anonymous reader writes: AFP, Fox News and Others have published a story about leaders of the Lakota indian nation withdrawing from US treaties signed over 150 years ago. Interestingly, they're renouncing their US Citizenship (which could be seriously problematic for them later, should their bid fail), and declaring the formation of their own nation. This new Lakota nation would cover parts of 5 states. As justification for their position, they site article 6 of the US Constitution, and US/International Agreements on the rights of indiginous people made during the Vienna Convention in 1980. Among those taking part in this activity is Russell Means, a well known Indian activist and political leader and actor. All of this brings to mind the less famous of the two "Wounded Knee" incidents; the 1973 Wounded Knee Incident.

Submission + - The Screens Of The Future (transparent OLED) (funniez.net)

indigor writes: First flat screen technology was Liquid Crystal Display technology (LCD), then plasma, then Surface-conduction Electron-emitter (SED) and now Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED). Scientists at the Fraunhofer succeeded in constructing transparent OLED displays. They used light-emitting polymers. When Fraunhofer Institute made them transparent they have opened up a whole new world of possibilities. Now it is possible to make display panels in laminated glass.

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