Ever wondered what would happen if you threw a ball inside an orbital habitat? Well, wonder no more!
This is basically porn for me.
Bernal spheres, Stanford tori, and O’Neill cylinders, oh my!
I’ve linked to this before, but with the death of Iain M Banks it’s worth re-reading this fascinating insight into The Culture, one of science fictions’s few realistic utopias.
The brief mention here of The Culture’s attitude to death is apt:
Philosophy, again; death is regarded as part of life, and nothing, including the universe, lasts forever. It is seen as bad manners to try and pretend that death is somehow not natural; instead death is seen as giving shape to life.