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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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Role of Carbon Ink in Calculators
Role of Carbon Ink in Calculators
Texas Instrument's calculators made in the 80's used a flexible circuit made with carbon ink. What vital part did the carbon ink serve?
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Can Motivational Talks Increase Defects?
Can Motivational Talks Increase Defects?
At a factory with high productivity, one worker was skipping break time to increase productivity. Was this causing mysterious defects?
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Peeling Paint Only On Wednesdays
Peeling Paint Only On Wednesdays
A line with spray painted parts was running smoothly except on Wednesdays when the paint would peel? Why only on Wednesdays?
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Radioactivity Warning Surprise
Radioactivity Warning Surprise
A chemist had a hunch that radioactive contamination might have come from a window. How could a window be the cause?
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The Ink Spitting Autowriter
The Ink Spitting Autowriter
A factory was testing a new auto writing system. It went haywire when a big fork truck passed by. What was causing this?
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The Mysterious Pink Snow
The Mysterious Pink Snow
One morning after a snowstorm, the morning shift at Allied Chemical was greeted in the parking lot by pink snow. What caused this strange event?
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Process Change Causes Spots
Process Change Causes Spots
After implementing line improvements, tiny bright spots appeared on the surface of newly made circuit boards. What was the cause?
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Was the Contamination From Silicone?
Was the Contamination From Silicone?
Black enamel was sprayed onto metal followed by a clear coating when a contamination problems surfaced. What was causing the contamination?
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The Metallic Paint Secret
The Metallic Paint Secret
A technician determined how super-bright metallic paint was made without analyzing the material. How could this be done?
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Attack of the BLOB!
Attack of the BLOB!
Joe came home from work one day to find his house covered in a mysterious foam-like blob material. What was the mysterious foam and where did it come from?
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