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.
A team from IBM & ETH, Zurich, have put normally unwanted stochastic effects to good use. Making use of the fact that phase change devices are able to offer a more accurate representation of biological systems than perhaps any other solid state device.