“Amazon is selling access to its 5 billion document, 100-terabyte web-index. The index is complied by Alexa, an Amazon division that also powers the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. Amazon is renting access to the whole, raw database, so that you can build your own search tools and data-mining projects with it.”
Cool! This might have some pretty interesting consequences.
“The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is one of the biggest scientific projects of all time. To mark the 15th anniversary on 24 April 2005, the European Space Agency presented a series of unique activities in collaboration with partners all over Europe. These includes an exclusive, full-length DVD film (one of the most widely distributed documentary films ever), a CD of the film soundtrack, a full-colour book and additional educational material. ”
European Hubble Homepage via Juha
Whoever has the bandwidth can download all of this for free! Just can’t see why they didn’t use Bittorrent for distributing it.