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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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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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What Caused the Mysterious Spots?
What Caused the Mysterious Spots?
One afternoon big round blank spots in a roll of metalized film were detected. Were the defects in the film-coating process?
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Playing with Plasma
Playing with Plasma
Playing around with high voltage, or plasma, is not for the shy or clumsy. Don't try this at home.
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Was It Acid Rain Itch?
Was It Acid Rain Itch?
Something in Jean's environment was not agreeing with her and it was causing her skin to itch. Could acid rain be the cause?
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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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