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Research and technological advancement is vital to any nation. Researching new levels in each of the fields grants access to new units, new infrastructure, and new technologies. In the world of Project Terra, research is necessary to further expand your nation past the opening stages.


Overview Edit

There are four main categories of research: Science, InfrastructureMilitary Infrastructure, and Military. Almost all research builds off of research in the Science category, and many technologies have multiple prerequisite technologies.

For every technology you research, your level of research increase by one. Some technologies have effects on your nation similar to laws while others act simply as stepping stones to higher-level technologies.


Requirements Edit

Your nation will be able to start researching technologies after purchasing a UniversityAcademics, however, are not required. Your first level of research will cost $10,000, and the cost will increase at a slight exponential rate for every level purchased afterwards. Only one technology can be researched per university at any given moment, and it can take anywhere from two to ten days.


Science Research Edit

Fibre Optics

Description: Development of technologies that employ optical fibers, made of glass or plastics, using light signals to transfer large amounts of information.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: None

Ramjet

Description: Development of small and simple engines, utilizing their own motion to compress air, capable of high speeds, useful for missiles and high speed aircraft.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: None

Turbojet

Description: A basic jet engines design based on a turbine which drives a compressor, compressing the air that, while burning fuel, providing thrust.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: None

Diesel Engine

Description: Research and development of an internal combustion engine that uses a high pressure compression to heat and cause the self-ignition of fuel.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: None

Nuclear Enrichment

Description: Developing processes whereby a natural mixture of unstable isotopes is treated so that the end product contains more fissile material.

Time to research: 4 Days

Prerequisites: None

Silicon Refinement

Description: Perfecting processes for obtaining pure silicon used for the manufacture of semiconductor devices.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: None

Reinforced Steel

Description: Development of new types of hardened steel and testing of its uses and limits in en engineering capacity.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: None

High Strength Concrete

Description: Development of re-enforced concrete using metal frameworks and other new materials and testing of its properties and limits.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: None

Capacitors

Description: Improving technologies for production of integrated devices used for storing electrical charge in electronic circuits.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: None

Transistors

Description: Development of semiconductor devices, used as parts of electronic amplifiers and switches.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: None

Antibiotics

Description: Helps cure the diseases caused by bacteria. Useless against other microbes.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: None

Key Hole Surgery

Description: Development and perfection of modern surgical techniques based on minimally invasive procedures.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: None

Hydraulics

Description: Research into using pressurised liquids, usually oil, to control various things from land gear to control surfaces.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: None

Rifled Barrel

Description: Inventing a process of making helical grooves in the barrel of a gun, spinning the projectile and stabilizing its trajectory.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: None

Parachutes

Description: Research into an item that helps people and objects exit aircraft safely and descend to the ground.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: None

Reactive Armour

Description: Research that helps develop armour types that protects armored vehicles more adequately by using counterexplosions.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: None

The Internet

Description: Research of methods to incorporate national information technology infrastructure into a global network.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Fibre Optics, Computing

SABOT Shot

Description: Development of projectiles which use directed kinetic energy to pierce thick armour plate.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Wireless Technology, Processors

Rocket Engine

Description: Development of rocket engines based on burning fuel internally, producing forward thrust by rapid release of gas in the backward direction

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Ramjet

Air to Air Missiles

Description: Development of air to air missile technology to replace cannon and machine guns is required for most modern aircraft.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Rocket Engine, Gyrostabilisation

Helicopters

Description: A rotary-wing aircraft that provides personnel quick movement from one location to another. It can also engage enemy personnel and structures.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Turbofan

Turbofan

Description: Design of more complex, less noisy and more efficient than turbojet engines, based on a divided gas flow. Most common type of a jet propulsion engine.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Turbojet

Marine Turbine

Description: Development of a large jet engine turbine that can be used to power large shipping vessel efficiently.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Turbojet

Thrust Vectoring

Description: Testing and development of movable thrust exhausts for aircraft allowing them to perform STOL, VTOL and other more-complex manoeuvres.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Turbojet

Gyrostabilisation

Description: Development of devices that can be used for maintaining direction or reducing the sideways motion of a ship or aircraft, or stabilizing the barrel.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Computing

Containerisation

Description: Development of the process of moving things via large metal containers that allows increased transportation efficiency.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Computing, Fibre Optics

Radio Encoding

Description: Development and testing of the uses of the full radio wave band, radio wave detection and encryption.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Computing

AA Cannon System

Description: A system used to take out enemy aircraft. Cheaper than a SAM site but less accurate.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Computing

GPS Network

Description: Research into devices that give civilians and the military the ability to look at the locations and terrains of the Earth.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Computing, Fibre Optics

Radiology

Description: Research into medical procedures that use ionizing radiation from both natural isotopes and powered machines to diagnose or treat various disorders.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Nuclear Enrichment

Nuclear Fission

Description: Research into nuclear reactions, mostly involving Uranium and Plutonium, are split into lighter nuclei releasing energy.

Time to research: 6 Days

Prerequisites: Nuclear Enrichment

Advanced Reactor

Description: Development of a smaller, more efficient fission reactor that can be used in situations where those properties are required.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Nuclear Fission

Nuclear Bomb

Description: The nuclear bomb is the most powerful weapon in existence, and with it comes great power and responsibility.

Time to research: 10 Days

Prerequisites: Nuclear Fission

Steam Catapault

Description: Currently has no description.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Turbine Generator

Turbine Generator

Description: Research and development of the new techniques to improve the efficiency and performance of wind power generators.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Heat Exchanger

Solar Cells

Description: Research into increasing the efficiency of the devices that convert light directly into electricity.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Silicon Refinement

Heat Exchanger

Description: Development of devices enabling more efficient exchange of heat between different fluids such as hot gas and cold water.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Reinforced Steel

Transformers

Description: Changes the AC electrical voltage allowing for large amounts of power to be transported over vast distances.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Reinforced Steel

Processors

Description: Development of smaller and faster semiconductor devices for data processing, using integration techniques, based on transistors.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Capacitors, Transistors

Computing

Description: Development of machines that execute programs to achieve a specific data processing task.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Processors

Wireless Technology

Description: Development of more efficient methods to use wireless transmissions to exchange data.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Radio Encoding

Sonar

Description: Research into technology that helps detect naval vessels.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Radio Encoding

Radar

Description: A device used to detect and locate enemy and friendly aircraft. Makes aerial missions easier to complete.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Radio Encoding


Infrastructure Research Edit

Airport

Description: Research into Air traffic control, commercial flight patterns, Airport management and runway technology to allow the construction of Airports. Unlocks Airport.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Freight Yard, Radar, High Strength Concrete

Nuclear Power Station

Description: Research into the theory behind a nuclear reactor and the construction of test reactor to trial the fission processes of a real power station. Unlocks Nuclear Power Station.

Time to research: 6 Days

Prerequisites: Nuclear Fission, Heat Exchanger, Reinforced Steel

Wind Turbine

Description: Testing and development of the most efficient wind turbine design in order to reduce noise and boost output. Unlocks Wind Turbine.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Turbine Generator, Reinforced Steel, High Strength Concrete

Reservoirs and Dams

Description: The development and testing of Dam building construction and design for improved efficiency and power output. Unlocks Hydro Electric Power Station.

Time to research: 6 Days

Prerequisites: Turbine Generator, Reinforced Steel, High Strength Concrete

Solar Plant

Description: Investment into the latest solar cell technology to help improve efficiency and make construction of a full scale power plant feasible. Unlocks Solar Power Plants.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Silicon Refinement, Solar Cells, Reinforced Steel

Seaport

Description: Research into the operation of commercial port facilities, cranes, automated container systems and ship control for future Seaports. Unlocks Seaport.

Time to research: 6 Days

Prerequisites: Reinforced Steel, Containerisation, Radio Encoding

Freight Yard

Description: Development of the operational systems and requirements to build and run a Freight Yard and the trains based there. Unlocks Freight Yard.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: High Strength Concrete

Hospital

Description: Research into Hospital design, equipment, training processes and management in order to make future Hospital construction possible. Unlocks Hospital.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Antibiotics, Key Hole Surgery


Military Infrastructure Research Edit

Aerodrome

Description: Research and development regarding the more detailed aspects of an airfield thus maximizing efficiency of commercial and militarized airfields. Unlocks Aerodrome.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Freight Yard, Radar, GPS Network

Airforce Base

Description: Research into construction, storage, and launch of a variety of militarized aircraft as well as base defences and mission planning. Unlocks Airforce Base.

Time to research: 6 Days

Prerequisites: Aerodrome, Radio Encoding

Missile Silo

Description: Research into the storage and launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles including the development of a missile launch control center. Unlocks Missile Silo.

Time to research: 6 Days

Prerequisites: Computing

Naval Port

Description: Research into the logistical operation of militarized port facilities including deeper excavation for larger vessels and ammunition dumps. Unlocks Naval Port.

Time to research: 6 Days

Prerequisites: Sonar

Radar Tower

Description: Research into the development of a tower and associated infrastructure that utilize advances into radar technology. Unlocks Radar Tower.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Radar, Computing

SAM Site

Description: Research into missile launch technology to intercept and bring down enemy aircraft from the ground. Unlocks SAM Site.

Time to research: 6 Days

Prerequisites: Radar


Military Research Edit

Marines

Description: Unlocks Marines.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: None

Cruise Missile

Description: A heavy missile launched from ground silo's and/or naval vessels, designed for heavy damage. Unlocks Cruise Missiles.

Time to research: 6 Days

Prerequisites: Rocket Engine, Gyrostabilisation, Radar

Stealth Fighter

Description: Unlocks Stealth Fighter.

Time to research: 6 Days

Prerequisites: Turbojet, Air to Air Missiles

Muti-role Fighter

Description: Unlocks Multi-role Fighter.

Time to research: 6 Days

Prerequisites: Turbojet, Hydraulics, Thrust Vectoring

All Weather Interceptor

Description: Unlocks All Weather Interceptor.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Turbojet, Air to Air Missiles

Fighter Bomber

Description: Unlocks Fighter Bomber.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Turbojet, Air to Air Missiles

Supersonic Fighter

Description: Unlocks Supersonic Fighter.

Time to research: 6 Days

Prerequisites: Turbojet

Swing-wing Interceptor

Description: Unlocks Swing-wing Interceptor.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Turbojet, Air to Air Missiles

Stealth Bomber

Description: Unlocks Stealth Bomber.

Time to research: 6 Days

Prerequisites: Turbojet

Heavy Bomber

Description: Unlocks Heavy Bomber

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Turbojet

Refuelling Aircraft

Description: Unlocks Refuelling Aircraft.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Turbojet

Transport Aircraft

Description: Unlocks Transport Aircraft.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Turbojet

Battleship

Description: Unlocks Battleship.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Marine Turbine

Frigate

Description: Unlocks Frigate.

Time to research: 6 Days

Prerequisites: Marine Turbine

Destroyer

Description: Unlocks Destroyer.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Marine Turbine

Main Battle Tank

Description: Unlocks Main Battle Tank.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Diesel Engine, Gyrostabilisation, SABOT Shot

Heavy Tank

Description: Unlocks Heavy Tank.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Diesel Engine, Rifled Barrel

Lightly Armoured Vehicle

Description: Unlocks Lightly Armoured Vehicle.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Diesel Engine

Armoured Personnel Carrier

Description: Heavy infantry transport vehicle, designed for urban warfare and used in transport columns for troop mobilisation. Unlocks APC.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Diesel Engine

Light Tank

Description: Very manoeuvrable and quickly moving, lightly armored attack vehicles, primarily used as a support for main battle tanks and infantry in offensive action. Unlocks Light Tank.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Diesel Engine

Self Propelled Artillery

Description: Design and development of a long range self propelled artillery vehicle. Unlocks Self Propelled Artillery.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Gyrostabilisation ,Diesel Engine, Rifled Barrel

Attack Submarine

Description: Unlocks Attack Submarine.

Time to research: 6 Days

Prerequisites: Advanced Reactor

Aircraft Carrier.

Description: Unlocks Aircraft Carrier.

Time to research: 6 Days

Prerequisites: Advanced Reactor, Steam Catapult

Airborne Infantry

Description: Unlocks Airborne Infantry.

Time to research: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Parachutes

Inter Continental Ballistic Missile

Description: Research into long range missiles that can enter orbit and can carry nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons. Unlocks ICBM's.

Time to research: 6 Days

Prerequisites: Nuclear Bomb, Gyrostabilisation, Rocket Engine

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