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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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Why Did the Old Reactor Work Best?
Why Did the Old Reactor Work Best?
The expected color reaction at a dye manufacturing plant hadn't taken place. Why did the batch still work when moved into the old reactor?
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The 30 Second Fix
The 30 Second Fix
The lamp in an old spectrophotometer went out. The factory repair guy claimed he would fix it in a snap. How?
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Flying Saucer Over The Factory
Flying Saucer Over The Factory
At a new circuit factory an employee heard a thud and saw a bright metal dome-shaped object falling from the sky. Where did it come from?
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Headaches at the Factory
Headaches at the Factory
A factory was experiencing health complaints from workers. What was causing the workers to experience these health problems?
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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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The Static Charge Overload
The Static Charge Overload
A plastic molding plant had been running for less than a year. Suddenly parts began testing positive for an electrical charge. What caused it?
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