FAQ: Experimental Basis of Special Relativity

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The section of the Usenet Physics FAQ titled "Experimental Basis of Special Relativity" has been cited here many times. I've just discovered that Tom Roberts has recently revised it. It now has information on experiments performed since the last edition seven years ago, and a larger section on "Experiments Which Apparently are not Consistent with SR/GR," with more analysis indicating why these experiments are generally not considered to be significant.

Here's the home of the current version:

http://www.edu-observatory.org/physics-faq/Relativity/SR/experiments.html

Apparently the other commonly-referenced mirror sites have not all been updated yet.
 
Is there a compilation for the experimental basis for GENERAL relativity anywhere? MTW has a nice chapter. Is there anything more recent?
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Is there a compilation for the experimental basis for GENERAL relativity anywhere?
This 2014 paper by Clifford Will gives a good compilation as of that date:

https://arxiv.org/abs/1403.7377

Unfortunately it does not include the latest LIGO results, since those all came after 2014. However, Will apparently updates this compilation every few years, so hopefully there will be a new one fairly soon.
 

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