The new performance appraisal system was supposed to "simply life and cut through loads of red tape", but in reality it created some real obstacles, and initiated the after-hours game of what was later referred to as "musical blocks."
Now that NASA retired the shuttles, the specification for payload delivery by private space services clearly states a requirement to prominently display the packing sequence on any container. I will admit that I may have gone a bit overboard.
The innovative application of a mix of simulation techniques has provided a team at IBM with a unique ability to view the connection between atomic bond type, drift and electrical conductivity in PCM devices. Results overturn some old ideas of band gap expansion.
Wide band gap semiconductor materials (diamond, silicon carbide, and gallium nitride) are well positioned to play important roles in the next and future generations of consumer and military/defense electronics capability.