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Knowing the technology for a cargo item allows the station manager to create unlimited numbers of that cargo. Researching a technology can be done in three ways: buying the technology crate from a trader, researching the hardplan crate or researching its predecessor in the tech tree Icons-mini-file acrobat.

Research is done by Turakken in a laboratory.

Technology tree Edit

Food supplies
   
   
Dine-O-Mat
   
   
Rough bar
   
   
Recreational bar
   
   
Cocktail bar
   
   
Slugpartments
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Rough bar unit
   
   
Recreational bar unit
   
   
Cocktail bar unit
   
   
Slugpartments bar unit
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Rough bar table
   
   
Recreational bar table
   
   
Cocktail bar table
   
   
Slug pod


Medical supplies
   
   
   
   
Sick Bay
   
   
Sick bay waiting couch
   
   
Diagnosis unit
   
   
   
   
Dispenser
   
   
Medi bed
   
   
Z-ray scanner


   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Security Scuzzer
   
   
Security Control
   
   
Security Column
   
   
Lockdown Brig
   
   
Cell
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Industrial materials
   
   
Scuzzer MkI
   
   
Scuzzer MkII
   
   
Scuzzer MkIII
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Recharger
   
   
Power Booster
   
   
Energy Collector
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Factory
   
   
Cargo Hold


Luxury goods
   
   
Music shop
   
   
General store
   
   
Computer store
   
   
Combat store
   
   
Curiosity shop
   
   
Leisure store
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Love Nest
   
   
Disco
   
   
Holodrome
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Love chair
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Love waiting seat


Alien artifacts
   
   
Oroflex


Black market goods
   
   
Roulesse Wheel


Mineral ores
   
   
Bench
   
   
Corridor lamp
   
   
Plaza fountain

Research levelsEdit

Each build-able/ buy-able item on the research tree can be researched up to nine times, this is referred to as 'improving' it in-game. This decreases the amount of time and energy each item takes to create in the factory. You can chose to research items manually or let the researchers do it automatically when they have nothing else to do. However you do not get to chose which items are 'improved', and they are researched in whatever order the lab decides. After researching an item nine times, additional items placed on the analyser will simply vanish.

Bombs and artwork placed on the analyser will just vanish, corpses will produce an autopsy report.

SpeculationEdit

Food supplies and mineral ores cannot be created by your factories but can be researched. The purpose of 'improving' these items is unclear.

Turdite can be researched, as well as plants and litter. It has been suggested that this research increases their recycle value. Although there is no official confirmation of this, the 'improved' message will still appear, suggesting something has been changed.


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