What is the point to "interactive music" anyway. I like to listen to music, not hold a conversation with it. Why would I even want this? Its just a solution looking for a problem.
Podcasts: pick up a used ipod and subscribe to the astronomy related podcasts.
Kindle: get a used kindle that has the bubble-type keyboard, and let it read books and papers to you. The keyboard lets you start/stop the reader without looking, for in the car use. Download Calibre application and convert online/document resources and copy them to the kindle. You are not stuck with just Amazon eBooks, but many of them are good.
When online use an RSS reader and connecty to the publications feeds: e.g. http://iopscience.iop.org/ http://arxiv.org/ http://www.physicsforums.com/ http://prl.aps.org/ http://phys.org/ http://physics.stackexchange.c... http://prd.aps.org/ and many blogs!
They would first need to prove illegal activity is happening, and that would be difficult, but then there are known exploits for some Tor applications that can be used to leak data which can give away this kind of evedence of your activity. The question is, would they go through the trouble to inject these exploits into your system so that they can find out what you are doing? Like unsecured DNS, or injections of web bugs into your open http traffic. That sounds illegal to me, and a clear invasion of privacy. Privacy is exasctly the reason for using Tor in the first place, so don't expect those kinds of users to sit back and say nothing when terminated.
Somehow I do see that as a problem, even for a good hospital. lets hope they have a good containment center.
Charging Netflix money just to connect is anti-competitive, because both companies sell the same service, only one is the gatekeeper to the customer. If anyone gets charged more for my bandwidth it should be me, and only me. I then get to choose who I use to connect to the Internet. If Verizon raises my rate I have the right to go shopping. If they rise the rate for Netflix that is extortion, and Netflix doesn't get to go shopping for a better source of customers. it doesn't work that way, and there are laws against that sort of thing. Why Congress doesn't get it is a mystery to me.
You just can't do that with Dark Matter or Gravity waves, because they simply don't exist. General Relativity is thermodynamically incomplete as a theory and no amount of fantasy-like invention is going to compensate for an incorrect/incomplete theory.
I'm guessing that less than 2% of you know probably what the heck I'm talking about here.