Mysteries of Science



Dr. Gilleo
Mysteries of Science are written 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.
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The Epoxy Mixing Mix-up
The Epoxy Mixing Mix-up
Epoxy resin batches were a little off target. Workers were rotated and the problem disappeared. Were employee causing this problem?
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Why Is IBM Underfill Blue?
Why Is IBM Underfill Blue?
IBM, known as Big Blue, manufactures an underfill materials that is blue. Is there a technical advantage to blue underfill?
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Mystery of the Vanishing Foam
Mystery of the Vanishing Foam
A lab developed a new type of foam mattress. Samples were shipped to a customer, but upon arrival the foam had disappeared. What happened?
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Corrupted Magnetic Tracking System
Corrupted Magnetic Tracking System
Magnetic traveler cards were being used to track information. Suddenly one section was unable to read the data. What was the cause?
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The Graying White Plastic
The Graying White Plastic
A plastic injection molding plant was suddenly seeing white plastic parts come out grey. What was causing the discoloration?
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