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September, 1966
warp drive
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The main propulsion system for most starships that is capable of faster-than-light travel. The core of the warp drive uses  to control the annihilation of matter and antimatter. This...

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January, 1967
warp factor
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Warp factor is the unit used to measure faster-than-light travel, where 'c' is equal to the speed of light. Each increase of one warp is computed geometrically. Warp ten is theorized to be...

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September, 1987
Holodeck
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The generic name, especially in use aboard Federation starships, for the "smart" virtual reality system as evolved by the 2360s — a technology that combines transporter, replicator and...

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May, 1992
biochips
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Cybernetic inserts found in members of the Borg. Placed into the body via surgery, the chip enhance the physical capabilities of Borg individuals as well as generating organic material needed for...

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January, 1993
Access Tunnel
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Maintenance corridors on Deep Space Nine which allow station personnel access to vital circuitry and other utilities. In 2369, a Bajoran resistance device hidden in a tunnel leading to food...

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Aldara
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Cardassian warship which gave chase to Bajoran extremist Tahna Los after he stole an antimatter converter in an attempt to blow up the Bajoran wormhole in 2369.

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Altonian brain teaser
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A holographic puzzle which Dax has been attempting to solve for over 440 years.

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antilepton interference
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Type of particle field that can interfere with subspace radio. In 2369, Cardassian forces jammed subspace communications between Deep Space Nine and Starfleet with antileptons.

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aphasia device
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Terrorist weapon created by the Bajoran resistance to spread an aphasia virus into the food replicators aboard Deep Space Nine. During the station's construction in 2351, one such device was...

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arva nodes
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Component of Tosk's ship damaged prior to his visit to Deep Space Nine in 2369. Arva nodes were used to convert space matter into fuel for propulsion, similar to a ramscoop.

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Bajoran interceptor
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The interceptor is the primary defense craft of the Bajoran military. These ships are armed with phasers and equipped with tractor beams for towing . On Stardate 47391.2, a two-craft patrol with...

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Bajoran scout ship
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Tahna's small ship destroyed by Gul Dunar's warship was blocky in shape with pods that glowed amber in its grids.

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Bajoran transport ship
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Bajoran transport ships make routine stops at Deep Space Nine, possibly as often as daily. They carry Bajoran civilians, government officials, Vedeks, and even the Kai, occasionally. For Jake...

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Bellerophon, U.S.S.
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A Federation starship among those destroyed in the Battle of Wolf 359 with the Borg, as Commander Sisko recalled the incident on stardate 46379.1. The ship is named for the mythical Greek hero...

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Cardassian warship
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The ships headed by Guls Dukat, Jasad and Dunar, though unspecified, were all likely of the top-of-the-line Galor-class. Dukat's, with amber-orange running lights at the midpoint top and at each...

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Cochrane, U.S.S.
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The ship that escorted Admiral Satie to the U.S.S. Enterprise for a security breach investigation on stardate 44769.2. The ship also transported Dr. Julian Bashir to Deep Space Nine. Named for the...

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communicator, Bajoran
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The Bajoran symbol on a pin, as worn by Kira and Odo, is also used as a communicator in the style of the Starfleet version but is worn on the right breast rather than the left.

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Danube-class runabout starship
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Deep Space Nine
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Previously called by its original creators "Terok Nor," this old Cardassian mining station orbiting the planet of Bajor was built in 2351 and abandoned 18 years later as the Cardassian occupation...

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diboridium core
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Small power generators of Cardassian design. The Bajoran resistance constructed an aphasia device powered by a diboridium core that was accidentally triggered on Deep Space Nine in 2369.

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energy distribution net
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Generic nomenclature for the Cardassian shipboard equivalent of Starfleet's electro-plasma system: the shipwide power system.

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escape pod
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A space-faring version of a lifeboat, the escape pod is often used in emergency situations, when the crew of a starship (or other vessel) is required to abandon ship. On stardate 43997, during...

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freighter, Jaheel's
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This small, warp-drive cargo ship of unknown registry, was destroyed when its aphasia-panicked captain, Jaheel, tried to pull away from Deep Space Nine with the mooring clamps still attached to...

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Gage, U.S.S.
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A sister starship to the U.S.S. Saratoga in the Battle of Wolf 359 with the Borg on stardate 44001.4 — in the second wave with the U.S.S. Kyushu. All ships which fought at Wolf 359 were...

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Ganges, U.S.S.
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One of Deep Space Nine's three original Danube-class runabout vessels dropped off by the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D in 2369 and destroyed the next year by a T'Lani munitions cruiser; it was...

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graviton field
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Component of a tractor beam that enhances the structural strength of an object undergoing towing. In 2369, Deep Space Nine was endangered by an unknown life form contained inside an alien artifact...

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holosuite
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Terms for the recreational holodeck facilities located on the second floor of Quark's bar on Deep Space Nine.

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Hunters' ship
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The vessel used by Tosk's Gamma Quadrant pursuers had a flatter, rounder and sleeker design than his own ship but it displayed the same ionized L-band emissions. It featured a modulated particle...

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interceptor, Bajoran
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Lauriento massage holoprogram #101-A
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Holosuite program available at Quark's bar on space station Deep Space Nine. This program provides the customer with a body massage by a humanoid woman with webbed hands. On stardate 46421.5 the...

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mooring clamps
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Mechanisms used at Deep Space Nine to hold docked ships in place at their assigned docking ports.

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ODN
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Acronym for Optical Data Network. The system of fiber-optics used on Federation starships by the ship's computers for data transmission. Deep Space Nine used a similar network, but it was poorly...

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pulse compression wave
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Added to a phaser blast , the pulse compression wave will increase the destructive power of a phaser. In 2369, Chief Operations Officer O'Brien used the pulse compression wave to defend Deep Space...

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Quadros-1 probe
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A 22nd century deep space scientific probe launched from the Alpha Quadrant into the Gamma Quadrant, without the benefit of the Bajoran wormhole's shortcut. Among the discoveries about the Gamma...

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ramscoop
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Also known as a Bussard collector. A ramscoop uses magnetic fields to collect hydrogen from interstellar for fuel. Chief O'Brien compared ramscoops to the arva nodes in Tosk's ship damaged in...

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Saratoga, U.S.S. (NCC-31911)
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The second starship to bear the name Saratoga, the ship was destroyed by the Borg at the Battle of Wolf 359 on stardate 44001.4. It had been commanded by a Vulcan captain and, despite its size,...

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scout ship, Bajoran
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security sensor
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Sensors protecting the airlocks and entrances to interior areas of Deep Space Nine. The sensors can detect weapons and sound an alarm.

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survey ship
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A United Federation of Planets survey ship, apparently civilian, is only one of two ships to have left Deep Space Nine in the hours after Ibudan was found murdered, on stardate 46421.5, just a few...

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thoron field
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Energy field that Deep Space Nine can produce to block outside sensor scans.

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Tosk's ship
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Small one-person craft with origins in the Gamma Quadrant; Chief O'Brien was able to discern it had been hit at a 45-degree angle to the hull, slicing through two propulsion systems: its Coladium...

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transport ship, Bajoran
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warship, Cardassian
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Yamaguchi, U.S.S.
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A Federation starship that was among the destroyed ships in the Battle of Wolf 359 with the Borg.

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Yangtzee Kiang, U.S.S.
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One of DS9's three original Runabout-class vessels, dropped off by the Enterprise-D. Major Kira used it to mount Commander Sisko's rescue operation. Joining Kira were Science Officer Dax,...

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February, 1993
antigrav
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Anti-gravity repeller technology used in hand-held grips or pallets to allow handling of overly massive cargo, and in medical rehabilitation therapy. Two antigravs were attached to Nomad to move...

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energy containment cell
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Mechanism that can store neural patterns of an individual. One such cell was used in 2369 to hold the consciousness of Rao Vantika.

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EPI capacitor
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Door mechanism on Starfleet runabouts that can open a door by bypassing the actuation servos.

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graviton
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Elementary particle of matter that transmits gravitational energy.

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Ilon Tandro's ship
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Tandro took this ship to Deep Space Nine, in an effort to extradite Dax in order for Curzon Dax, a former host of the Dax symbiont, to face murder charges.

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Klingon scout ship
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An otherwise undescribed ship and its crew who had kept Odo on guard leaves DS9 without incident just as Q appears. It was small enough to moor at Docking Bay 11.

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microscopic generator
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Apparatus used by Rao Vantika to transfer his mind into Dr. Bashir in 2369.

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MK-12 scanner
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A security device used for identify verification. The array office on the Promenade of Deep Space Nine uses such a scanner to verify the identify of individuals storing valuables there. While on...

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Mulzirak transport
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Ship that archeologist Vash had initially booked passage on to leave DS9 a day after her arrival — until Q and Commander Sisko caught up with her record on stardate 46531.2.

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Norkova
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A warp-capable freighter, the Norkova had a 15-member crew. It also carried the first load of deuridium back from the Gamma Quadrant, to Deep Space Nine. As the target of mercenaries hired and...

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Promethean quartz
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An internally naturally glowing mineral that has a high commercial value. Vash, an archaeologist and entrepreneur, while in the Gamma Quadrant, stumbled upon a geode resembling a Promethean...

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Reyab
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Kobliad transport ship, apparently requiring only a pilot and small enough to be towed by a Runabout, whose distress call by security officer Ty Kajada was answered by the runabout Rio Grande...

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subspace shunt
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Security lockout bypass device used by Kobliad criminal Rao Vantika. With it, he gained control of various computer systems.

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tritium
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A slightly radioactive hydrogen isotope with an atomic weight of 3, hazardous if in high concentrations. Tritium gas was used on Deep Space Nine in 2369 to track particle flow back to a dangerous...

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March, 1993
Andorian freighter
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An Andorian cargo ship which was scheduled to dock at Deep Space Nine for a maintenance check in 2369. This ship was carrying new anti-gravity tractors and was of interest to Jake Sisko and Nog.

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argine
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An explosive mounted in a Ferengi locator bomb that was targeted at then-Grand Nagus Quark in 2369.

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klon peags
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Wadi instruments resembling chopsticks that was prized in Wadi culture and have a variety of uses. In 2369, Falow proposed a stake of klon peags in a wager with Quark, but Quark declined to accept...

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locator bomb
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Advanced weapon mounted with a sorium argine explosive that could seek out and track a target using sensors capable of detecting the pheromones of the targeted individual. In 2369, Rom and Krax...

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Sepulo
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Transport that was the third Ferengi ship within 18 hours to arrive with attendees for Grand Nagus Zek's conference on future business in the Gamma Quadrant; the first was likely Zek's ship...

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Wadi ship
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This flat, wedge-shaped ship brought the first formal contact from within the Gamma Quadrant to Deep Space Nine. The ship was warp-capable and durable enough to survive the wormhole in good...

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April, 1993
differential magnetometer
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Mechanisms used to fine-tune interpretations of magentic scans. One device used by the U.S.S. Rio Grande in 2369 to search for the Yangtzee Kiang was mounted on probes to pick up magnetic...

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Miradorn raider
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The common name attributed to a Miradorn Theta-class ship.

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mutual induction field
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Satellite produced energy field barrier, that prevents communication and inhibits sensor readings.

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Rigelian freighter
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This freighter was from one of the many inhabited Rigel planets, which were already conducting business through the wormhole by the time Croden was returned to the Gamma Quadrant in 2369. The...

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T'Vran
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A Vulcan spacecraft that offered to assist the U.S.S. Ganges Runabout from Deep Space Nine following the destruction of a Miradorn vessel in the Chamra Nebula in 2369. It later quietly...

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toh-maire
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High explosive gas pockets found in the Chamra Nebula. In 2369, Odo escaped an attacking Miradorn ship by leading it through a toh-maire cloud, which ignited and destroyed the Miradorn vessel.

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Vanoben transport
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Vessel from which a valuable, ornately carved sphere was stolen in 2369. An item looking very much like this artifact was subsequently brought to Deep Space Nine by the Miradorn twins Ah-Kel and...

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May, 1993
Adaptive Interface Link
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A connection between computer systems of different origins. An adaptive link is necessary when attempting to transfer data or functionality between to disparate types of equipment. In 2369, such a...

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bipolar torch
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Cutting tool used by personnel on Deep Space Nine. In 2369, a torch was used to cut through the toranium metal inlay on one of the station's doors.

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carbon reaction chambers
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Part of Cardassian nuclear fusion reactors such as those aboard Deep Space Nine. The term refers to the carbon-lined containment vessels within the reactors.

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chlorobicrobes
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Agricultural chemical used by Bajoran to increase crop production.

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class-4 probe
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A self-contained scientifically instrumented probe used for remote sensor scans. On stardate 46853, a class-4 probe was sent to study an anomalous subspace disturbance near Deep Space Nine.

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electroplasma system
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The common Federation power-distribution network, abbreviated EPS. Located on the power transfer conduits. Small quantities of drive plasma can be diverted through the taps to generate electricity...

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emulator module
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Part of the computer systems on Deep Space Nine. The modules allow the computers to access alien computer networks.

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Energy Transfer, Bajor
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With Federation aid, Bajor planned to make its first-ever large-scale energy transfer to the planet by tapping the molten core of its one-time inhabited fifth moon, Jeraddo, to heat a few hundred...

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habitat ring
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Part of the structure of Deep Space Nine. The habitant ring encircles the central core of the station, and is primarily filled with quarters and other living facilities for personnel. Three...

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hologenerators
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Equipment used by a holodeck to create holographic images. In 2369, Quark mentioned to Security Chief Odo that he would like to expand the size of his bar so that he could use the bar's existing...

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impulse sustainer
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Propulsion system used in vehicles such as sensor probes to provide thrust after the probe is launched.

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isolinear rods
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Translucent orange computer storage and processing media used on Cardassian-designed facilities such as Deep Space Nine. Isolinear rods are roughly equivalent to the Federation's isolinear optical...

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laser-induced fusion
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Nuclear fusion ignited by lasers. Such a system is used in the impulse drives of Federation starships as well as for the power reactors aboard Deep Space Nine. Engineering term for controlled...

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level-1 personnel sweep
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Sensor scan pattern used to locate personnel. In 2369 Security Chief Odo ran such a sweep to ensure than a station-wide evacuation order was being obeyed by station residents.

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lower pylon 1
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The lower half of docking pylon 1 on Deep Space Nine. Lower pylon 1 was evacuated in 2369 when a subspace rupture was imminent.

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pheromonic sensor
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A device sensitive to pheromones, designed to detect a person of a particular species within a certain range. Flaxian assassins are known to favor such a device as a trigger for a bomb. A...

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phoretic analyzer
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Device used in the infirmary of Deep Space Nine. In 2369, Dr. Bashir asked Security Chief Odo to pour himself into such a device for analysis of his body's chemistry.

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probe, "Pup"
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A probe of unknown origin but composed mostly of a corundium alloy emerged from the Bajoran wormhole on stardate 46925 near Deep Space Nine, carrying within its databanks a non-biological lifeform...

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pulse-wave torpedo
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A ship-mounted explosive weapon. In 2169, a Vulcan spacecraft attempted to close a subspace rupture with such a device. When a similar rupture was believed to be forming near Deep Space Nine in...

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Saltah'na clock
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An elaborate timepiece. Commander Sisko built one in 2369 while under the influence of Saltah'na energy sphere.

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Saltah'na energy spheres
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Telepathic devices that stored the history of a power struggle that wiped out the Saltah'na race. The Klingon ship Toh'Kaht found the sphere on a planet in the Gamma Quadrant in 2369. The spheres...

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self-sealing stem bolts
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Devices that Nog and Jake Sisko received in trade for yamok sauce in 2369. Nog and Jake traded the 100 gross bolts in turn for seven tessipates of land on planet Bajor.

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Sherval Das
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This Valerian transport ship was initially refused permission to dock at Deep Space Nine by Major Kira, under her suspicion it was still running weapons-grade dolomide to the Cardassians. Its...

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subspace transponder
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Location beacon used by space vehicles ranging from starships to flight recorders.

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tessipate
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Unit of measure of land area on planet Bajor. In 2369, Sircho Ch'Ano traded seven tessipates of land for a supply of self-sealing stem bolts in the possession of Nog and Jake Sisko.

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thalmerite device
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Explosive used in 2369 to destroy the Klingon bird-of-prey Toh'Kaht after its crew fell under the control of Saltah'na energy spheres.

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thoron emissions
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Also known as radon-220. Radioactive isotopes created by the decay of thorium. Thoron emissions from the Denorios Belt increased following the appearance of unknown aliens at Deep Space Nine in 2369.

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Toh'Kaht, I.K.S.
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A Klingon ship, Vor'Cha-class, (pronounced "toe-CAT") that filed a flight plan and returned a month early from the Gamma Quadrant. Seconds after exiting the wormhole, the ship imploded, due to a...

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