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Dr. Gilleo
Mysteries of Science by Dr. Ken Gilleo
Dr. Gilleo is a chemist, inventor and general problem solver. Ken has been tracking industrial forensics and collecting case histories for decades. These cases are taken from the vast world of industry and commercial enterprise.

Check out Dr. Gilleo's eBook, 100 Mysteries Solved by Science. We hope you enjoy these case histories. You need not be an engineer or scientist to understand the problems and appreciate the solutions.
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Was Sodium Causing Factory Fires?
Was Sodium Causing Factory Fires?
One summer a factory producing coloring dyes was experiencing many alarms signaling a fire. What was causing these fires?
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Pennies Converted To Dimes
Pennies Converted To Dimes
A vendor was sorting a vending machine's change when he came across some strange looking dimes that looked like silver pennies.
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The Invisible Roof Stacks
The Invisible Roof Stacks
The EPA had photos showing a new stack on the roof of a plant. Upon examination, they found nothing. What happened to the stack?
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Can Conductive Ink Shrink?
Can Conductive Ink Shrink?
Poly-Flex was building circuits using conductive ink, but had problems with component junctions. What was causing this?
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Where Is the Missing Gold?
Where Is the Missing Gold?
A gold inventory tally made sure gold-in matched gold-out. Why were gold orders going up when sales showed no increase?
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Eavesdropping on the Enemy
Eavesdropping on the Enemy
The military wanted to listen to the enemy from overhead. What type of aircraft would be quiet enough to make listening possible?
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Lubricant Causes Quality Problems
Lubricant Causes Quality Problems
Cylinder locks coated with a light oil spray started to stick. Did a change in the process affect quality, and if so how?
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Lightning Stikes in the Chemistry Lab
Lightning Stikes in the Chemistry Lab
As a lightning bolt hit near a lab, a blue spark jumped from a radio in the lab room to a student. Was the spark lightning?
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Problems With Viscosity and the Moon
Problems With Viscosity and the Moon
At an English shampoo factory near the sea, they were having problems with the shampoo viscosity. What was the cause?
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Cloudy Copper Plating Bath
Cloudy Copper Plating Bath
At a circuit shop near Los Angeles there was trouble with the copper plating line. Was an impurity getting in the tank and how?
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