I am not really a science type, but one subject that excites me is space elevators. I am slowly gathering information about that.
- Introductory faq about space elevators.
- Interview with Brad Edwards about the feasibility of the project. Here’s another article Edwards writes about practical problems of deployment.
- HTML version of a PDF book about space elevators. Not sure how recent, but the level of detail is mind-boggling. (Space Elevator Final report to NIAC)
- Summary of how a space elevator would work.
- Wikipedia article
- Q& A from Liftport Founder answering charges from slashdotters about the feasibility of space elevators and his company in general.
- Space Elevator blog . (For the Space Elevator 2010 competition). Here’s another news blog. Here’s the liftport staff news ).
- Space Elevator news aggregator
- a general interest book on space elevators cowritten by Brad Edwards (from Lulu).
I feel reasonably confident that I will live long enough to see the deployment of a space elevator.