My friend John Miller in Microsoft Research just got the project he works on "Avalanche" posted on Slashdot and The Register, (The National Enquirer and the Weekly World News of the technology world respectively)

Avalance is a pretty cool Peer to Peer application to allow for "Swarming" Content download, simular to Bittorent with enhancements to allow it to not hang on waiting for the last 20% to download.

Another good article that I found was on ITworld

Congrads John!