Google Jumpstarts Science - Changes the Scientific Method
The End of Theory: The Data Deluge Makes the Scientific Method Obsolete
I just read this article on how the shear volume of data now available to organizations like Google will drive a new wave of science. Instead of running countless experiments and attempting to formulate a model that explains them this new method simply analyzes the vast amount of data available and looks for correlation.
This effectively turns the whole world into the lab and society itself is running some of the experiments by people simply existing in their day to day lives.
I don't think it will replace the traditional science lab anytime soon but eventually every science class may need access to a supercomputing cluster just to keep up.