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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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Odd Measurements On Fridays
Odd Measurements On Fridays
A research group tested prehistoric fish for mercury. They noticed that test measurements on Fridays were much higher. What was causing this?
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Lead Poisoning - Was it from Wine?
Lead Poisoning - Was it from Wine?
A couple was found dead possibly from lead poisoning due to a pewter decanter containing wine. How could this happen?
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Solder Alloy Leads to Broken Glass
Solder Alloy Leads to Broken Glass
A manufacturer of defroster windows was breaking thousands of dollars of windows due to a soldering problem. What was causing a change in the solder alloy?
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The Disappearing Ink
The Disappearing Ink
UV lamps were bleaching out the blue color so that a new ink looked like a clear coating. Why didn't this happen in the lab?
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Fireworks on the Plating Line
Fireworks on the Plating Line
A lab made low cost circuits by printing conductive ink on film. Suddenly a cloud of smoke moved over the line. What happen?
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Light Without Light Bulbs
Light Without Light Bulbs
A darkened factory floor was illuminated with bright light, but none of the light fixtures contained light bulbs. How could this happen?
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Why Ford Asked for Lower Quality
Why Ford Asked for Lower Quality
Ford Motor Company was addressing a consistency issue. Inventory parts had a slight gold cast, but the new ones were a perfect "chrome white".
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Trapped in the Vacuum Chamber
Trapped in the Vacuum Chamber
A worker was cleaning inside a vacuum chamber when the door slammed shut. His partner turned the vacuum pump on. What happened?
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The Day They Shut Down Intel
The Day They Shut Down Intel
Chipmaker Intel had just started up a new chip factory when something odd caused a shut down. What lead to this development?
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The Frustrating Filter Fix
The Frustrating Filter Fix
A color film production facility was having a serious quality control problem and the building air filters were at the top of the suspect list.
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