Destinations Of Interest to the Traveller

Last Updated 25 May 2005.

This part of the Tavonni Departure Lounge contains other jump points which, while not directly related to Traveller, may still be of interest to travellers. These destinations have been mentioned in various locales, most notably on the Traveller Mailing List (TML), the Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (JTAS) discussion boards, and the Citizens of the Imperium forums.


Contents

(Being a rough classification of jump destinations - note that some destinations are duplicated into multiple catagories)


Authors

Link Arrow Hatrack River, the official destination for Orson Scott Card, author of the Ender's Game novels

Link Arrow The Worlds of C. J. Cherryh

Link Arrow Lord Dunsany's stories (search for Dunsany at this destination)

Anne McCaffrey - Link Button
Link Arrow The official destination for Anne McCaffrey, author of the Dragons of Pern novels


Copyright Information

Link Arrow Copyright FAQ by Terry Carroll

Link Arrow Copyright Info from Lawgirl (Jodi Sax), an entertainment, intellectual property and new media attorney-at-law, specialising in copyright and trademark issues

Link Arrow rec.games.frp.dnd FAQ, Pt 3, third part of the FAQ for this Usenet newsgroup, devoted to outlining the history of TSR

Link Arrow RPGs & Intellectual Property Issues, history of and debate surrounding IP and RPGs, hosted by the Traveller Mailing List's own Jim Vassilikos


Deckplans

Cruise Liners

Link Arrow Grand Princess, one of the large real-life cruise ships of Princess Cruises

Link Arrow Freedom Ship International, an over-the-top design for a cruising barge that supports a floating city

Link Arrow Oceania, floating sea city proposed by the Atlantis Project, defunct since 1994

Link Arrow Lifeboat Project, orbital space-ark facility proposed by the Lifeboat Foundation, really the same mob that was behind Oceania (above)

Link Arrow US Navy berths, NavSea (Naval Sea Systems Command), for comparison


Starships

Link Arrow Full Thrust Deckplans by Thomas Pope

Link Arrow VRML 3D Deckplans

Link Arrow Star Wars: Deckplans Alliance, exterior views and highly detailed deckplans of SW vessels


Entertainment

Firefly Link Arrow Serenity Jumps From TV, Joss Whedon's comments on Serenity (5 Nov 2004)
Link Arrow Serenity Surprises Whedon, Joss Whedon's comments on directing the Firefly movie (8 Nov 2004)
Link Arrow Serenity Gets Darker, Nathan Fillion's comments on how his character (Captain Mal Reynolds) develops in the film (9 Nov 2004)
Link Arrow Nathan Fillion playing River, photo of Nathan (Captain Mal Reynolds) joining in the Firefly game (GURPS rules) at GenConSoCal
James Bond Link Arrow The Man With The Golden Gun video clips, including the famous bridge-jump scene
Star Blazers Link Arrow Star Blazers (aka Spaceship Yamamoto), main page
Link Arrow Star Blazers Fleet Battle System, rulebooks and tech manual
Link Arrow Starblazers Theme (MIDI file, 36K)
U.F.O. Link Arrow U.F.O. (S.H.A.D.O.)


Humour

Various

Link Arrow Murphy's Rules Home Page, just remember to look up the Full Thrust sample example by Jon Tuffley

Link Arrow Roman Special Forces in Iraq, where ancient and modern invasions meet (aka "When Romans Go Bad")


Webcomics

Freefall - Link Button
Link Arrow Freefall by Mark Stanley, humourous S-F webcomic, depicting (among other things) one of the most important pieces of shipboard equipment

Irregular Webcomic! - Link Button
Link Arrow Irregular Webcomic! by David Morgan-Mar, humourous Australian webcomic involving RPGs and lots of LEGO®

Schlock Mercenary - Link Button
Link Arrow Schlock Mercenary by Howard Tayler, military humour in a webcomic, with many scenes that ex-military travellers will be able to identify with...


Imagery

Graphic Art

Link Arrow Aircraft Nose Art at bombergirl.com, a possible source of inspiration for starship paintwork

Link Arrow Creating Nebulae Using Bryce 4

Link Arrow His Grace, Duke Pubwaaballhh of the Bwaps, a possible picture for a Bwap noble

Link Arrow UPDATED! Les Petersen, illustrator, friend and local fantasy artist in Canberra; destination features the player-character portraits of several friends of mine (Elron, Fuque, Silistra, Bill, Morgoth, and Isengar Lichbane (Saviour of the World, Defender of the Week Weak, etc - i.e. the boggie), to name but a few - altho' the names have been changed to protect the guilty innocent)

Link Arrow Vargr (from the cover of the 12/10/99 Perry Rhodan magazine, issue #1990) that contains a short story called Der Silberwolf, as shown on the Perry Rhodan jump destination (text in German)

Michael Whelan's Sigil - Link Button
Link Arrow The Art of Michael Whelan


Photographs, Space

Link Arrow Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) Shoemaker, photos taken by this spacecraft while soft-landing on Eros

Link Arrow Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) Mission, details about the mission

Link Arrow "Not Just Any Startown", picture of McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, from Nevada's Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (GypsyComet writes, "For scale reference, that's a roughly 20-story-tall black glass pyramid in the mid-right backfield. Lends a properly off-world feel to the picture...")

Link Arrow Secret Worlds: The Universe Within, the classic "Powers of 10" visual sequence, revised and updated by the Molecular Expressions site

Link Arrow The Solar System, showing the solar system in proper scale

Link Arrow The Universe within 50000 Light Years - The Milky Way Galaxy, maps of our galaxy


Starships

Link Arrow Card Models - an introduction, hosting information and copies of various cardstock models, including a V-2 rocket and Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne

Link Arrow etranger - The Military in 2300AD, dedicated to the military aspects of 2300AD, and hosting some gorgeously rendered starships

Link Arrow Gamilon fighter, Gamilon carrier, and Gamilon battleship, metal miniatures from Musashi Enterprises Inc

Link Arrow USS Enterprise 1701 tutorial, video, and gallery by Jim Royal


Maps

Maps of Fictional Worlds

Link Arrow Fractal Worldmap Generator by John Olsson, CGI (server-side) program that generates flat and 3D world maps on-the-fly

Link Arrow Planet Designer by John Bray, CGI (server-side) program that generates world stats on-the-fly, based on stellar data and desired planetary requirements

Link Arrow 3D Space?


Maps of Real Worlds

Link Arrow Deconstructing Pangaea..., Pangaea I - Lambert Azimuthal Projection, depicting plate movement from the late Jurassic (150 Ma) to the Present (O Ma), runs as a Java animation

Link Arrow Global Climate Modeller, free software created by NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, supported by the US National Science Foundation's Paleoclimate Program, and provided as an educational tool for teachers & students to learn about climate change

Link Arrow Groom Lake (the infamous Area 51), TerraServer.com's maps, aerial photographs and fly-throughs of this "non-existent" site

Link Arrow The Universe within 50000 Light Years - The Milky Way Galaxy, maps of our galaxy

Link Arrow Secret Underground Cities, UK site of some of the secret underground cities of WW2, most with maps

Link Arrow TopoZone, a source for every USGS topographic map, orthophotomap, and aerial photograph in the entire United States, displayable on your browser

Link Arrow "Tsunami redrew ship channels, ocean floor", an MSNBC article about changes to the seafloor in the Straits of Malacca


Military References

Military History

Link Arrow Centre of Military History (CMH), US Army site that hosts Medal of Honor citations

Link Arrow Colditz Castle book listing, list of books about Colditz

Link Arrow Colditz - Gateway to Saxony, including a virtual tour of the castle and town (and a copy of the only pic of the famed Colditz Glider)

Link Arrow Heart of Darkness: the Tragedy of the Congo, 1960-67, more than you ever wanted about the probable inspiration for The Wild Geese

Link Arrow Secret Underground Cities, UK site of some of the secret underground cities of WW2

Link Arrow Walker, John Anthony, US spy indicted on espionage charges (SEE base of the destination page for details)


Military Reference Texts

Link Arrow Army Training Information Architecture - Migrated (ATIA-M) including the Reimer Digital Library (RDL), hosting various US Army publications, all managed by the US Army Training Support Center
[For example, select "Training Homepage" ==> "Library Search" ==> "Official Departmental Publications" (the unclassified stuff) ==> "Field Manuals" + "Judge Advocate General" ==> FM 27-10 - The Law of Land Warfare]

Link Arrow Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL), US Army site with links to training hosts and hosts for doctrine manuals

Link Arrow Doctrine Division of the US Marine Corps, with many publications covering military doctrine

Link Arrow Geneva Convention and other laws of armed conflict

Link Arrow Military Network

Link Arrow Military Space Doctrine, including US Army, Navy, and Air Force Space Doctrine, Air Force Space Command Doctrine and Air Force Space and Missile Center Doctrine, all part of the Space Policy Project hosted by the Federation of American Scientists

Link Arrow NavyOnLine, gateway to US Navy destinations

Link Arrow Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, home of the 12th Flying Training Wing

Link Arrow UPDATED! SOG's "Get Out of Jail" card, issued to members of the "Studies and Observation Groups", i.e. Special Ops forces, during the Vietnam War; possible inspiration for a Lesser Imperial Warrant

Link Arrow World War Two Nominal Roll from the National Archives of Australia, hosting an index of the service records of some 1 million Australians who served in WW2


Warfare and Warfighting - Techniques and Equipment

Link Arrow 10.5 inch Benelli M1, Tod Glenn's photo of his (!) short 4+1 round shotgun compared to a M-4 carbine (with its stock collapsed)

Link Arrow NEW! Armor Holdings, Inc, parent to a family of companies (including American Body Armor), manufacturer of an impressive list of non-lethal weapons, armor for anything (people, vechicles, aircraft), specialty munitions, law enforcement equipment, etc etc; suggested as "the perfect model for a non-MegaCorp for Traveller"

Link Arrow Explosive and Pyrotechnics FAQ sheets, interesting stuff on how to make explosives and lots of stories detailing why you shouldn't, including Daniel Hartung's amusing observations regarding the failed Lindheimer Observatory Demolition

Link Arrow "Fighting With a Tomahawk" by Lynn C. Thompson, 1999 Cold Steel article about use of this deadly hand-to-hand weapon (PDF, 287K); also take a look at their specialty items (blowguns, Spetznaz shovel, spears, halberds, and tomahawk range)

Link Arrow NEW! Objective Individual Combat Weapon (OICW), Federation of American Scientists page describing the specs for the US Army's new advanced combat rifle with integrated grenade launcher "to selectively replace the M16 rifle, M203 grenade launcher, and M4 carbine" (Aug 2000)

Link Arrow NEW! Sniper's Paradise, a page for Doug, that hopes "to show that true long-range shooting, military sniping, and police sharpshooting is an art and science"; for fun, have a look at the "Bad Santa" downloadable target (one for Mark and Jesse's next shoot? ;-) It even has it's own .sig page...

Link Arrow Steyr ACR, demostrating fin-stabilised ammunition

Link Arrow "US plans 'robot troops' for Iraq", BBC News article about sending the new SWORDS (Special Weapons Observation Reconnaissance Detection Systems) robots into battle

Link Arrow "£1.9 bn portable radio system gets a poor reception from Army", a news.telegraph article on the British Army's new infantry-portable radio


Military - Other

Link Arrow Aircraft Nose Art at bombergirl.com, a possible source of inspiration for starship paintwork

Link Arrow Groom Lake (the infamous Area 51), TerraServer.com's maps, aerial photographs and fly-throughs of this "non-existent" site


'Net on the 'Net

Link Arrow Four Principles of Quotation by Martin Porter, a study of Burkeís "Triumph of Evil" quote, culminating in Porter's "Four Principles"

Link Arrow h2G2, the BBC's own Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy version of Wikipedia, dating from 1999

Link Arrow Wayback Machine, historical archive of Web sites, hosted by the Internet Archive


Role-playing Games

Games

2300AD Link Arrow 2300AD Online Community's Links Page, listing many 2300AD destinations
Link Arrow 2300AD Star Cruiser UK Web Resource by Bryn Monnery, which includes the Battlegroup proposal for fleet operations
Link Arrow etranger - The Military in 2300AD, dedicated to the military aspects of 2300AD, and hosting some gorgeously rendered starships
Link Arrow The J-8 Shop, hosting a number of rules and rules modifications, including Sol Cruiser (2300AD starship combat with vector movement), Boots, Tracks, and Hoverskirts (operational-level wargame for 2300AD), Star Cruiser Lite (heavily reworked Full Thrust rules adapted to 2300AD space combat), Dirtside:2300 (adaption of Dirtside II miniatures rules for 2300AD), and Russia in 2300AD (the political and economic situation)
Aftermath Link Arrow Fantasy Games Unlimited, 213 N Gilbert Road, Gilbert AZ 85234, USA, ph. 480-497-9809
Attack Vector Link Arrow Attack Vector: Tactical by Ad Astra Games, a boardgame simulation of space combat, using real physics
Link Arrow SCN - Attack Vector, Starship Combat News coverage of this game's history and evolution
Bushido Link Arrow Fantasy Games Unlimited, 213 N Gilbert Road, Gilbert AZ 85234, USA, ph. 480-497-9809
Chivalry & Sorcery Link Arrow Brittania Game Designs Ltd.
Command Decision Link Arrow The J-8 Shop, hosting a number of histories and TOE's (Table of Organisation and Equipment) for modern military units, plus new vehicles and weapons
Dungeons &
Dragons (D&D)
Link Arrow The Acaeum, Dungeons & Dragons knowledge compendium, including prices of OOP products
Link Arrow rec.games.frp.dnd FAQ, Pt 3, third part of the FAQ for this Usenet newsgroup, devoted to outlining the history of TSR
Daredevils Link Arrow Fantasy Games Unlimited, 213 N Gilbert Road, Gilbert AZ 85234, USA, ph. 480-497-9809
Delta Green Link Arrow Delta Green, a modern-day game setting for Call of Cthulu
Dirtside Link Arrow The J-8 Shop, hosting a number of rules and rules modifications, including Dirtside:2300 (adaption of Dirtside II miniatures rules for 2300AD)
En Garde! Link Arrow UPDATED! Orleans En Garde! PBeM game, maintained by Brian Jenkins
Link Arrow London En Garde! PBeM, including the London En Garde! House Rules, maintained by Max "Farmer George" Cairnduff
Link Arrow NEW! En Garde! PBeM Web Ring, maintained by Brian Jenkins
Full Thrust Link Arrow The J-8 Shop, hosting a number of rules and rules modifications, including Star Cruiser Lite (heavily reworked Full Thrust rules adapted to 2300AD space combat)
Golden Heroes Link Arrow Golden Heroes PBeM, maintained by Jeff Berry
Grav Armor Link Arrow Dwarfstar Games, download this classic small-box science fiction boardgame for free
GURPS Link Arrow GURPS® NPC Generator, online GURPS NPC Generator by Andrew Yinger
Link Arrow Steve Jackson Games: e23, placeholder page for "SJG's new PDF publishing division" - once they work out what it is ;-)
Hammer's Slammers Link Arrow Old Crow Models, maker of Hammer's Slammers miniatures (both 15 & 25 mm), as endorsed by David Drake
Imperium 2000 Link Arrow Imperium 2000 by Avalanche Press, an update of GDW's Imperium, originally written by Marc W. Miller
Ogre Link Arrow Battledress, notes on the use of power armor in Ogre and GEV
Outpost Gamma Link Arrow Dwarfstar Games, download this classic small-box science fiction boardgame for free
Risus Link Arrow Risus: The Anything RPG by S. John Ross, proprietor of Cumberland Games and Diversions, an "RPG Lite" for those nights when the brain is too tired for exacting detail (did I mention it's free? ;-)
Space Opera Link Arrow Fantasy Games Unlimited, 213 N Gilbert Road, Gilbert AZ 85234, USA, ph. 480-497-9809; (includes Space Marines)
Star Blazers Link Arrow Star Blazers Fleet Battle System, rulebooks and tech manual
Link Arrow Star Blazers, main page
Link Arrow Starblazers Theme (MIDI file, 36K)
Link Arrow Gamilon fighter, Gamilon carrier, and Gamilon battleship, metal miniatures from Musashi Enterprises Inc
Star Smuggler Link Arrow Dwarfstar Games, download this classic small-box science fiction boardgame for free
Star Viking Link Arrow Dwarfstar Games, download this classic small-box science fiction boardgame for free
Top Secret Link Arrow Top Secret mailing list
Link Arrow Orion HQ Message Boards for Top Secret
Link Arrow Top Secret links, maintained by Lee R. "Colonel" Sanders
Whimsy Cards Link Arrow Whimsy Cards, a deck of cards with plot devices on them


Other

Author Sites Link Arrow The Worlds of C. J. Cherryh
General Articles Link Arrow "Law & Enforcement in Imaginary Realms, Part I: The Source of Law" by Mark Joseph Young
Link Arrow "Law & Enforcement in Imaginary Realms, Part II: The Course of Law" by Mark Joseph Young
Link Arrow "Law & Enforcement in Imaginary Realms, Part III: The Force of Law" by Mark Joseph Young
Link Arrow "What happened to Dungeons and Dragons?" by Darren Waters, BBC News Online article (Apr 2004)
General Utilities Link Arrow Decompression and Vacuum Exposure, PHP utility from Thomas Barclay that calculates how fast a volume of air will decompress, producing a chart of times and effects on humans
Link Arrow HexPaper 2 font by S. John Ross, proprietor of Cumberland Games and Diversions (or get it here at HyperBooks), cost US$3; his other gaming fonts (mostly freeware) are at the Cumberland Fontworks
Link Arrow Whimsy Cards, a deck of cards with plot devices on them
General Sites Link Arrow 15 mm SciFi list, Yahoo list devoted to 15 mm Science Fiction miniatures.
Link Arrow Card Models - an introduction, hosting information and copies of various cardstock models, including a V-2 rocket and Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne
Link Arrow TMP - The Miniatures Page, web magazine for miniatures wargamers
Link Arrow "Jamey Price of Digital Dragon Passes Away", TMP obituary (of sorts) for Jamey, avid miniature collector and eBay retailer
Link Arrow "Jamie Price has passed away", later TMP discussion on the same topic
Link Arrow Points in Space Vol 1: Starport Locations by S. John Ross, proprietor of Cumberland Games and Diversions
Link Arrow RPG Now, source of PDF role-playing games, e-books, paper models, wargames, boardgames, and more!
Link Arrow Sparks: Space Station Interiors by S. John Ross, proprietor of Cumberland Games and Diversions
Link Arrow Starship Combat News hosted by Space Ranger, a destination bringing you the latest news on space games and miniatures
Retailers Link Arrow BodyDieTM from Valiant Games, a d12 marked with body locations (4 torsos, 2 right legs, 2 left legs, 1 right arm, 1 left arm, 1 head, and 1 target/your choice) that can be used in any RPG to determine hit location
Link Arrow DLD Productions, makers of resin models for use with space-based or land-based game systems
Link Arrow Old Crow Models, maker of Hammer's Slammers miniatures (both 15 & 25 mm), as endorsed by David Drake
Link Arrow Titan Games, on-line retailers of second-hand games


Software

Link Arrow A* algorithm tutorial by Justin Heyes-Jones, describing this space search algorithm that expands in the general direction of the destination, a site pointed out by Ewan Quibell in response to Stuart "Heaven and Earth" Ferris' question about creating a jump route calculator

Link Arrow Aide de Camp2, software that allows you to convert board games to computerised versions, from HPS Simulations

Link Arrow Bridge Crew, starship bridge simulator with a distinctly "Trek" feel, from Mithril Software (shareware)

Hyphen: "I played Bridge Crew twice at the Cancon convention. Created by a group of local programmers, this software runs on a PC and controls a suite of dumb terminals, plus a screen that is usually placed out in front. You can set up players at each terminal ("Helm", "Screens", "Weapons", "Engineering", etc), plus have one as the Captain who just wanders about and gives orders. On-screen graphics show the position of your ship, the position of enemy vesels, etc etc.
Best games occur when a scenario is moderated by someone sitting at the host PC, and the game becomes a sort of mix between computer- and live-action- roleplaying.
Cool game to play! ...now all you need is to find some old 3270 terminals in a dumpster somewhere..."
Leonard: "3270 emulators boards for PCs are easier to find, I bet."
Mark Urbin: "You don't need a board. I worked for a company that made software 3270 emulators for PCs (running 8088s at 4.77Mhz). Supported 3 LUs and 2 PUs, plus a DOS screen. The company is long dead, but that sort of software should be out there somewhere."

Link Arrow Campaign Cartographer 2 Pro, the premium map-making software from ProFantasy Software

Link Arrow Convert by Josh Madison, the famous unit conversion program (even used by astronauts on the International Space Station)

Link Arrow Cyberboard by Dale Larson, a PBeM boardgaming system for Windows, with some cool gameboxes for it at Yankee Air Pirates, Web Grognards, and the Cyberboard Files Portal

Link Arrow Cyborg Name Generator from Brunching Shuttlecocks, an acronym creator; for example:
P.E.N.G.U.I.N. = Positronic Electronic Neohuman Generated for Ultimate Infiltration and Nullification H.Y.P.H.E.N = Hydraulic Youth Programmed for Hazardous Exploration and Nullification
"Send in the P.E.N.G.U.I.N.s!"
(this one's for Doug...)
And here's me...

Link Arrow Deconstructing Pangaea..., Pangaea I - Lambert Azimuthal Projection, depicting plate movement from the late Jurassic (150 Ma) to the Present (O Ma), runs as a Java animation

Link Arrow Earth Impact Effects Program, a web program to estimate the regional environmental consequences of a mereorite impact on Earth

Link Arrow The Elite Home Page hosted by the original designer, Ian Bell
Link Arrow Life on the Frontier, providing tutorials on Elite
Link Arrow The Elite Club, where you can download shareware versions of Frontier: Elite II and Frontier: First Encounters

Link Arrow Global Climate Modeller, free software created by NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, supported by the US National Science Foundation's Paleoclimate Program, and provided as an educational tool for teachers & students to learn about climate change

Link Arrow Hall of Virtuality, hosting the Outdoor Engine (lo-res version, hi-res version) by Fabian van-de-l'Isle, his "Land of Midnight" experiments in making pseudo-3D worlds, based on Mike Singleton's early C64 game, The Lords of Midnight (Spectrum Graphics)

Link Arrow HeroMachine 2.0u on UGO, online version of HeroMachine 2.0, a character portrait creator

Link Arrow Orbiter by Martin Schweiger, a free space flight simulator based on real-world physics

Link Arrow SoftCAD International, a 3D graphics package

Link Arrow Space Combat by Austin Meyer of Laminar Research, a free spaceship simulator "where all of the laws of physics are accurately applied to your vehicle"

Link Arrow Space Invaders, Macromedia Flash version of the classic '80's game

Link Arrow Wayback Machine, historical archive of Web sites, hosted by the Internet Archive

Link Arrow X-Plane by Austin Meyer of Laminar Research, a comprehensive flight simulator that includes tools to create your own airfoils, aircraft, and worlds

Link Arrow Zplet Applet, Java version of Zork (Infocom), by Matthew Russotto


Space

Link Arrow Card Models - an introduction, hosting information and copies of various cardstock models, including a V-2 rocket and Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne

Link Arrow "Europe Reaches New Frontier - Huygens Lands on Titan", JPL article on the landing of the ESA's Huygens probe (Jan 2005)

Link Arrow Global Climate Modeller, free software created by NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, supported by the US National Science Foundation's Paleoclimate Program, and provided as an educational tool for teachers & students to learn about climate change

Link Arrow J-Track 3D, a truly amazing Java applet that shows every satellite above the earth, its orbit, ground path, velocity, altitude, position, etc. All in an amazing 3D rotatable image of the earth in space. It takes a while to load but it is worth the wait.

Link Arrow The Universe within 50000 Light Years - The Milky Way Galaxy, maps of our galaxy

Link Arrow Military Space Doctrine, including US Army, Navy, and Air Force Space Doctrine, Air Force Space Command Doctrine and Air Force Space and Missile Center Doctrine, all part of the Space Policy Project hosted by the Federation of American Scientists

Link Arrow My Place, an astronomy student's links to space-related sites - plus Leonard Cohen lyrics!

Link Arrow Rescue Ball from NASA, at 86 cm in diameter it has room for one person in the fetal position (JPEG, 465K)
Link Arrow Rescue Ball, an Encyclopedia Astronautica article about the use of NASA's balls ;-)

Link Arrow NEW! "Rotary Rocket Assets Seized; Wires Payment for Late Taxes", SPACEandTECH article about the state of the Rotary Rocket Company, builders of the RotonTM Atmospheric Test Vehicle (ATV) (Jan 2001)
Link Arrow NEW! Rotary Rocket - Summary, SPACEandTECH datasheet about the RotonTM Single-Stage-to-Orbit (SSTO) spacecraft

Link Arrow Secret Worlds: The Universe Within, the classic "Powers of 10" visual sequence, revised and updated by the Molecular Expressions site

Link Arrow Space Combat by Austin Meyer of Laminar Research, a free spaceship simulator "where all of the laws of physics are accurately applied to your vehicle"

Link Arrow The Space Elevator, a schedule for building a real-life beanstalk

Link Arrow Tethers Unlimited, Inc, commercial site for space tethers, established by the late Dr. Robert Forward


Stories and Essays

Link Arrow "Chicks in Gaming" by Jeff Freeman, an RPGnet article from September 1997

Link Arrow "Eric and the Gazebo" by Richard Aronson, the classic 1987 tale of mistaken vocabulary

Link Arrow "The Fortress Unvanquishable, Save for Sacnoth", classic Lord Dunsany story of the hero Leothric, the dragon Tharagaverug, and the sword, Sacnoth (PDF, 34K)

Link Arrow Four Principles of Quotation by Martin Porter, a study of Burkeís "Triumph of Evil" quote, culminating in Porter's "Four Principles"


Technology and Research

Link Arrow "A Cat's Eye Marvel" (Video from a Cat's Eyes)

Link Arrow Austrian M. 1799 Repetier Wind-Busch (Sistem Girardoni) - early Austrian air-gun

Link Arrow Boeing Missile Defence: Airborne Laser System

Link Arrow "Flint Sets Up Conductive Ink Unit", RFID Journal article about Flink Ink's new business unit (Jun 2003)
Link Arrow "Conductive inks could electrify newspapers", Newspapers & Technology article about tracking customers via stamped RFID (radio frequency identification) chips (Mar 2004)

Link Arrow "Crusoe Chip to Hit the Beaches ", creativepro article about code-morphing (Virus-friendly?) software and processors from Transmeta Corp (Jan 2000)

Link Arrow "Exoskeletons for Human Performance Augmentation", the first RFP for battledress, issued by DARPA

Link Arrow "IBM Scientists Discover Nanotech Communication Method", ScienceDaily article about IBM's "quantum mirage" nanoscale data transfer technology, a nanocircuit wire substitute (Feb 2000)

Link Arrow NAVSTAR Global Positioning System Fact Sheet, info about GPS satellites

Link Arrow "Mind games ", The Economist article about neuroeconomics, the scientific studies of how reason and emotion play a part in an individual's economic decision-making

Link Arrow "Mobile virus infects Lexus cars", SC Magazine article about Lexus navigation systems being infected via a Bluetooth mobile phone connection (what price TNE's Virus, eh?)

Link Arrow Relativistic Optics at the ANU, aka "Seeing Relativity", cool site that shows what we would see if the speed of light were only a few metres per second - both in still pictures and 3D animations (MPEG format)

Link Arrow Rescue Ball from NASA, at 86 cm in diameter it has room for one person in the fetal position (JPEG, 465K)
Link Arrow Rescue Ball, an Encyclopedia Astronautica article about the use of NASA's balls ;-)

Link Arrow The Space Elevator, a schedule for building a real-life beanstalk

Link Arrow Tacit Blue Stealth Aircraft, a pilotless surveillance aircraft

Link Arrow Tethers Unlimited, Inc, commercial site for space tethers, established by the late Dr. Robert Forward

Link Arrow "US plans 'robot troops' for Iraq", BBC News article about sending the new SWORDS (Special Weapons Observation Reconnaissance Detection Systems) robots into battle


Anti-Gravity

Link Arrow Project Greenglow, a speculative research programme in the realm of gravitational physics

Link Arrow NASA Breakthrough Propulsion Physics (BPP) Project, 1996-2002 NASA project to research various theories involving super luminal (faster than light) space travel

Link Arrow "Frog defies gravity", brief New Scientist article about levitation experiments (April 1997)

Link Arrow "Taming Gravity", article on a research project that attempts to manipulate gravity by altering an electromagnetic field


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