Science Practice

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Science Practice
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Infrastructure Technology
Available To: All Major Factions
Prerequisite: None
Difficulty: 0.1
Unlocks: Tier 1 Laboratories
Required By: Communication Control or Advanced Sensory Systems, Fusion Reactor Efficiency, Planet Modification


Science Practice is one of the technologies available to a starting player, and arguably the most important. The reason for this is that it unlocks basic Laboratory structures, which can be built to increase an empire's total Science Power, reducing the time needed to research further technologies. Labs are comparatively expensive and power-hungry structures, so it will take time for a new player to build them in quantity. However, even just the first one or two can give a real boost to a starting empire.

Beyond this, Science Practice is required to progress further up the tech tree to several other critical structures, including terraforming stations and Shipyard upgrades.