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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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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The Olympics Balloon Fiasco
The Olympics Balloon Fiasco
As the opening ceremonies for the 1984 Olympics were being broadcast reports of "lost signal" started coming into the control center.
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Energy Savings Ran Up the Bill
Energy Savings Ran Up the Bill
A factory attempting to reduce energy costs would turn down the heat in the winter. So why was the fuel bill actually higher?
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