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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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Energy Savings Ran Up the Bill
Energy Savings Ran Up the Bill
A factory attempting to reduce energy costs would turn down the heat in the winter. So why was the fuel bill actually higher?
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Turning Wood Into Plastic
Turning Wood Into Plastic
A lab was working on an exotic dashboard concept where they needed to shape and bend wood. What was the solution?
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The Suspicious Bicycle
The Suspicious Bicycle
An employee left the plant on his bicycle looking unsteady. His bike seemed to weigh more than 100 pounds. Why was the bike so heavy?
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The Mystery Valve
The Mystery Valve
Hanging next to an old brass valve was a sign that said "Plant Manager's Valve". What was this all about?
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Polymer Thick Film That Was Thinned Out
Polymer Thick Film That Was Thinned Out
A factory is making circuits using polymer thick film. One day the ink was too thin, making it print poorly. What was causing this?
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Odd Measurements On Fridays
Odd Measurements On Fridays
A research group tested prehistoric fish for mercury. They noticed that test measurements on Fridays were much higher. What was causing this?
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Lead Poisoning - Was it from Wine?
Lead Poisoning - Was it from Wine?
A couple was found dead possibly from lead poisoning due to a pewter decanter containing wine. How could this happen?
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Solder Alloy Leads to Broken Glass
Solder Alloy Leads to Broken Glass
A manufacturer of defroster windows was breaking thousands of dollars of windows due to a soldering problem. What was causing a change in the solder alloy?
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The Disappearing Ink
The Disappearing Ink
UV lamps were bleaching out the blue color so that a new ink looked like a clear coating. Why didn't this happen in the lab?
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Fireworks on the Plating Line
Fireworks on the Plating Line
A lab made low cost circuits by printing conductive ink on film. Suddenly a cloud of smoke moved over the line. What happen?
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