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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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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