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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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The Phantom Switch
The Phantom Switch
A flat panel switch turned on but only when a nearby door was slammed shut. What was causing the switch to activate?
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Screen Print Mismatch
Screen Print Mismatch
At a printed circuit shop artwork on the finished sheets did not match up. What was causing this discrepancy.
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Jet Engine Bicycle Blasts Off
Jet Engine Bicycle Blasts Off
Definitely don't try this at home: putting a propane-powered engine onto a bicycle.
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What Caused the Viscosity Variations?
What Caused the Viscosity Variations?
Over time liquid encapsulant will thicken. On one occasion the viscosity that was too low. What was causing the viscosity too drop?
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Running on Water
Running on Water
Walking on water. Is this video real, or is it a hoax. Check it out.
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Selectively Annealing Metal Panels
Selectively Annealing Metal Panels
A factory was making door trim panels but the metal was cracking when pressed. How did the company prevent the cracking?
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 Flight of the Quadrotor
Flight of the Quadrotor
These amazing machines move with sniper precision both alone and together. Genuinely the scariest thing I've ever scene.
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RCA TV Soldering Mystery
RCA TV Soldering Mystery
Decades ago RCA had a soldering problem. One day nearly half of the assemblies had to be reworked, but nothing seemed amiss at the board shop. What was the cause?
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Tied Up Telephone Lines
Tied Up Telephone Lines
One day a of network phone links between several major plants became tied up. What was causing this phone link problem?
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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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