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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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December, 1969
containment field
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Forcefield used to isolate hazardous materials, measured by levels of power cohesiveness. Containment fields are routinely used to hold antimatter fuel within its storage pods. Also used in...

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positronic brain
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A device first postulated by Isaac Asimov in the twentieth century that would use positron decay as the basis of an advanced computer neural system. Thought to be impossible to construct, the...

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rematerialization subroutine
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part of the operating program of a transporter. This subroutine controls the reintegration of transported subjects. In 2295 Captain Scott used a transporter aboard the U.S.S. Jenolen to suspend...

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June, 1984
cloaking device, Klingon
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Similar to the Romulan cloaking device, the Klingons received this technology from the Romulans circa 2268, when the two civilizations shared a political alliance. The Klingons outfitted many...

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flight recorder
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The recorder stores data and visual records from critical areas on a ship. It is intended for use by investigators to gather evidence in the event of an accident involving or aboard the ship. In...

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lexorin
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Drug administered to Dr. McCoy in 2285 to remedy the symptoms of mental disorientation he was experiencing while carrying the katra of Captain Spock within his own mind.

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terminium
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Metal compound used in the construction of photon torpedo casings.

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transwarp drive
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Experimental propulsion system that if successful would have enabled starships to reach higher speeds with greater efficiency. The system was tested aboard the U.S.S. Excelsior in the 2280s...

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September, 1987
Battle Bridge
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Secondary command and control center on Galaxy class starships. The battle bridge is located atop the stardrive section of the ship, and is normally used in battle situations when the stardrive...

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cloaking device
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Technology of Romulan origin, first described in 2266, that can generate an energy screen to render a target object — usually a spacecraft — relatively invisible to sensors. Due to...

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combadge
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The popular term for the modern Starfleet communicator when incorporated as a single unit with a chest insignia badge -- as opposed to original models which evolved as a separate unit that was...

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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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Library Computer Access and Retrieval System (LCARS)
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Name of the main computer system aboard Galaxy-class starships.

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master systems display
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A display/control console located in Main Engineering aboard Galaxy-class starships.

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PADD
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Acronym for Personal Access Display Device. A portable handheld information access device used by Starfleet crewmembers.

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saucer module
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The large, circular command section characteristic of many Federation starships.  It is also known as the Primary Hull. Some starships, such as the Galaxy-class, can seperate the saucer...

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stardrive section
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The stardrive section is that part of a Galaxy-class starship containing the warp nacelles that remains after the saucer section separates from it. It is also known as the battle section,...

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October, 1987
isolinear optical chip
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Information storage and processing media used aboard starships circa 2329, and in general usage since around 2349. The chips are composed of a linear memory crystal material and are often mounted...

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T-9 energy converter
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Power system mechanism in use on an unmanned Federation monitor post located on planet Gamma Tauri IV. The converter was stolen by the Ferengi in 2364.

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January, 1988
holodeck matter
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A form of matter created in holodeck simulations. This type of matter is only stable within the confines of a holodeck. If removed from the holodeck, objects made of this material collapse into...

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February, 1988
auto destruct
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Computer program aboard starships for destruction of the vessel, should the ship be captured or controlled by an enemy. Time until auto destruct is sixty seconds. On Galaxy-class starships, for...

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April, 1988
photon torpedo
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Self-propelled missiles consisting of a small quantity of matter and antimatter bound together in a magnetic container, used as a tactical weapon by Federation starships.   Photon torpedoes...

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photonic torpedo
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The earliest model of a Starfleet photon torpedo with a matter/antimatter charge and an optional timer, replacing standard spatial torpedoes wth lesser contact-explosive yields and ingredients....

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November, 1988
subspace field inverter
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Mechanism that generates low-level Eichner radiation, a form of energy that stimulates growth in some types of plasma plague strains. Such an inverter is not part of the normal inventory of a...

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January, 1989
transporter biofilter
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Component of a transporter that scans and removes disease and virus organisms from incoming individuals. The biofilter is only effective against known organisms that it is programmed to recognize.

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transporter ID trace
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Data maintained by computers in a Federation transporter system that tracks the identity of any subject beamed through the transporter. The trace provides a mechanism to verify whether or not an...

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March, 1989
Magnetic Seals
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Part of the matter/antimatter containment system aboard Federation starships. The seals prevent the antimatter from making contacting with the ship's structure and destroying the vessel. The...

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April, 1989
Painstik, Klingon
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Klingon electronic "cattle prod" used in the Klingon Age of Ascension ritual as a spiritual test for the endurance of physical suffering. Also used in the Sonchi, the Rite of Succession ceremony...

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May, 1989
Bussard collectors
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Component of the warp drive nacelles of Federation starships, name for a 20th century Terran physicist who first theorized their operation. Located at the front of the nacelle, the collectors...

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resonators
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Mechanisms that create powerful underground planetary oscillations. In 2365, the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D modified several class-1 probes to function as resonators. Sent below the surface of...

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July, 1989
Avidyne engines
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Type of impulse engines used on Constellation-class starships, obsolete by 2365. The U.S.S. Hathaway, equipped with this engine, was used in a Starfleet battle exercise with the U.S.S. Enterprise...

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September, 1989
linear memory crystal
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Component of an isolinear chip. This optically refractive material is a key part of data processing devices. Sentient nanites accidentally created by Ensign Wesley Crusher in 2366 consumed the...

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October, 1989
hologram generator
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Device used to conceal anthropological teams and their survey sites from native planetary life forms, so that the anthropologists can make observations without being detected. In 2366, the...

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Lang cycle fusion engines
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Technology used aboard Promellian spacecraft about a millennium ago for power and propulsion. When a Promellian battle cruiser was discovered near Orelious IX in 2366, Captain Picard was hopeful...

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January, 1990
inverter
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Transport device used by Ansata terrorists on planet Rutia IV in 2366. Ansata members were able to conduct interdimensional, folder-space transports that escaped detection by Rutian authorities....

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March, 1990
Kut'luch
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Bladed weapon wielded by Klingon assassins. It has a serrated blade that inflicts serious wounds. Duras family operatives used kut'luchs in 2366 when they attacked Kurn.

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Replicator
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Devices derived from transporter technology to dematerialize matter and then reconstitute it in another form. Replicators, in use since the early 24th century, are most commonly used as food...

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Submicron Matrix Transfer Technique
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A technique for replicating existing new neural pathways in a positronic brain into another positronic brain. This technology was introduced at a cybernetics conference on stardate 43657.0,...

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April, 1990
quantum phase inhibitor
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Known more commonly as the Tox Uthat, the inhibitor could stop the nuclear reaction that takes place within stars. It was invented in the twenty-seventh century by Kal Dano.

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Tox Uthat
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Also known as a quantum phase inverter. The Tox Uthat was invented by Kal Dano in the twenty-seventh century. It is a palm-sized crystal capable of stopping the nuclear reaction going on within a...

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transporter test article
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Duranium cylinder one meter in height and 25 centimeters in diameter. These cylinders are used as test objects when evaluating a transporter's operation. The test articles can be beamed to a...

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May, 1990
tripolymer composites
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A nonconductive material that makes up part of the body of Lieutenant Commander Data. His structure contains 24.6 kilograms of the substance.

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June, 1990
shield nutation
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A way varying the shield frequency phase rotation. In 2366, shield nutation was used to increase The U.S.S. Enterprises shield effectiveness against the Borg. This only temporarily worked though...

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synaptic induction
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Therapy technique for patients who have suffered a memory loss. In 2366, this treatment did not succeed for the Zalkonian John Doe because his neural net did not conform to that of any previous...

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September, 1990
emergency transporter armbands
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Devices that can remotely activate a transporter. Emergency armbands are used by Starfleet personnel when they expect to be in a situation where they may not have time to verbally contact their...

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shuttle escape transporter
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A short range transporter built into some Federation shuttlecraft. Due to its limited range it is used mostly in case of an emergency. Lieutenant Worf and Commander Data used the shuttle escape...

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October, 1990
atmosphere conditioning pumps
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Component of the life support system of a starship. While under the control of Noonien Soong in 2367, Lieutenant Commander Data overrode seven independent safety locks and reset the pumps...

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proximity detector
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Magnetic jewel device two centimeters in size that would be implanted in humanoids to facilitate tracking and identifying those implanted. The devices were used on Manu III and Turkana IV to sound...

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static warp bubble
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Toroidal, nonpropulsive subspace field. Using Kosinski's warp field equations, Ensign Wesley Crusher created such a bubble in 2367. In an accident, Dr. Beverly Crusher was trapped within it,...

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thet-matrix compositor
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Part of the warp drive on the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D. It recrystallizes dilithium crystals at a rate ten times more efficient than had previously been accomplished on Excelsior-class vessels.

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January, 1991
autosequencers
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Part of the transporter system which regulates the actual transporter process. When Ambassador T'Pel was apparently killed in a transporter accident in 2367, one suspected cause of the mishap was...

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transporter carrier wave
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Subspace signal through which a transporter beam is transmitted. With adjustments, Romulan transporters can simulate a Starfleet transporter model's wave.

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March, 1991
mid-range phase adjuster
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A device for compensating for inertial distortion within drive plasma of warp drive systems. The adjuster was developed by Chief Engineer La Forge for use on the drive system of the U.S.S....

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April, 1991
dilithium chamber hatch
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Exterior door of the matter/antimatter reaction chamber, part of the warp drive of a starship. The hatch gives crewmen access to the dilithium crystal articulation frame when the frame requires...

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dilithium crystal articulation frame
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Component of the warp drive system of a starship that holds the dilithium crystals suspended in the drive's matter/antimatter stream, where the crystals can regulate the matter/antimatter reaction.

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encephalographic polygraph scan
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Scan conducted of a subject's brainwaves used to discern truthful statements and responses to questions.

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iconic display console
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Computer-mind interface system created by Lieutenant Barclay in 2367 when his intelligence had been enhanced by Cytherian influence.

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May, 1991
magnetospheric energy taps
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A power-supply technology developed on the Alpha Moon of planet Pelar Zel. It enabled the inhabitants to use the magnetic field of Pelar Zel as an energy source. However, the field created by the...

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torpedo sustainer engine
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Propulsion system within a photon torpedo. It comprises a matter/antimatter fuel cell that powers a sustainer coil. The coil maintains a warp field around the torpedo that is handed off from the...

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October, 1991
emergency hand actuator
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Manual hand crank for emergency use aboard Federation starships. The crank, located next to a door within an access panel, can be used to force an unresponsive door to open.

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internal power grid
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Synonym for EPS power distribution system aboard Federation starships.

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November, 1991
electroplasma system taps
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Component of Federation starship warp drives located on the power transfer conduits. Small quantities of drive plasma can be diverted through the taps to generate electricity for use by ship systems.

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progressive encryption lock
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Security codes protecting access to the Romulan computer network. In 2368 Lieutenant Commander Data and Ambassador Spock broke the codes and were able to access the Romulan computers.

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shield inverters
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Part of the shield array systems on Federation starships. In 2368, the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D used its shield inverters as part of a plan to remove ionized plasma from the atmosphere of...

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February, 1992
micro-optic drill
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Handheld engineering tool for drilling tiny precision holes in substances. In 2368, Chief Engineer La Forge and Ensign Ro used a drill of this type to create a small hole in the ceiling of the...

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multiphase tractor beam
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Invention of Chief Engineer La Forge and Hannah Bates, a scientist living in the Gerome colony on planet Moab IV, in 2368. The new modification of a standard tractor beam allowed for more...

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neutrino field
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Concentration of neutrino particles. In 2368, Chief Engineer La Forge used a neutrino field to detain a group of noncorporeal criminals from the Ux-Mal system that had possessed several...

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pattern enhancer
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Portable Starfleet devices used to amplify the signal lock of transporter signals in hazardous conditions, such as electrical storms. Enhancers are typically deployed in groups of three, placed...

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March, 1992
inertial dampers
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Mechanisms aboard starships to compensate for acceleration forces caused by speed changes.

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phaser type-4
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Medium-sized variety of phaser that can be mounted on small vehicles. Shuttlecraft can be equipped with phasers of this type, but most shuttles did not carry type-4 phasers as standard equipment.

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April, 1992
nitrium
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A alloy used for the interior construction of Federation ships. The alloy is used in areas where an extremely strong radiation resistant metal is needed such as damping field generators, power...

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May, 1992
Access Terminal
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Used within Borg vessels, this systems connector port allows individuals a direct link to the collective. It is also possibly used for transmission of energy to and from individuals.

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anyon emitter
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Tool used by Starfleet Engineering personnel. In 2368, Lieutenant Commander Data used a modified anyon emitter to remove chroniton particle contamination caused by a Romulan interphase generator...

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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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engine core, Romulan
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The core area on a science ship, just off the side of Engineering behind double pocket doors, can be sealed off for top-launched ejection in emergencies; the manual method includes pulling up two...

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graviton field generator
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One component of forcefield and artificial gravity generators. In 2368, a Romulan vessel was forced to eject its warp core when a phase technology trial caused the graviton field generator aboard...

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interphase generator
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Experimental device created by the Romulans in 2368 that combined a molecular phase inverter with a cloaking device. Matter exposed to the generator would partially exist on another spatial plane....

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invasive program
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Virus-like computer program designed by crewmembers of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D with the intention of destroying the Borg collective construct. The program, a paradoxical geometric...

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molecular phase inverter
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Romulan invention that altered the molecular structure of matter, enabling that matter to pass or phase through normal matter and energy.

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root command structure
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Computer operating systems that control the Borg collective.

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subspace resonator
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Field manipulation apparatus. The U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D supplied one to a crippled Romulan vessel in 2368 so that the Romulan ship could reach a Romulan port, although its overall speed was...

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June, 1992
neurotransmitter
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A chemical in the brain that aids in the transfer of electrical stimulus between the synaptic end of a axon to the dentrite of another. On stardate 45944 while under the influence of the Kataan...

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nucleonic beam
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An energy beam of such low level that it is capable of penetrating shields of Federation starships. A nucleonic beam from the Kataan probe penetrated the U.S.S. Enterprises shield and affected...

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phase conditioners
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Device that is part of a seismic regulator. Triolic waves will cause conditioners to malfunction.

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phase discriminator
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Device that is a component of various systems and comes in several types. The positronic brain of Lieutenant Commander Data had a type-R discriminating amplifier. The brain of the android Lore had...

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September, 1992
Heisenberg compensators
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Part of the transporter that permits the derivation of positional data and precision vectors of particles on a subatomic level.

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imaging scanner
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Device within a transporter that creates a molecular-resolution image of the individual being transported, and allowing for creation of a rematerialization matrix. Transporters use redundant...

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matter stream
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A beam of phased/dematerialized matter in a transporter that is sent from the transporter to the destination (or vice versa) that is then reconstituted back into the transported subject.

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pattern buffer
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Storage area within a transporter where a person's image is held until the transporter's transmission frequency is adjusted to any relative motion between the transporter and the target and the...

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phase transition coils
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Transporter component that converts a person's from matter to energy and back again. Failure of the transition cells was discounted as the cause of Ambassador's T'Pel's apparent death in 2367 when...

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October, 1992
tetryon particles
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A field of subatomic particles that forms when a metaphasic shield is hit by a phased ionic pulse. Tetryon particles in the body tissue of Jo'Bril helped proved that sabotage was involved in the...

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weather modification net
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Technology used to detect and neutralize dangerous weather conditions. One such net did not detect a tornado on a planet in the Bilaren system that killed the biological parents of Amanda Rogers.

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November, 1992
axionic chip
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Element of the neural computing system of an exocomp.

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boridium power converter
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Internal energy source of an exocomp.

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exocomp
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Experimental apparatus created by Dr. Farallon to perform engineering functions in hazardous situations. Exocomps were equipped with microreplicators that they would use to make whatever tool was...

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interlink sequencer
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Part of Lieutenant Commander Data's positronic brain. In 2369, Data increased his computational speed by setting his sequencer to asynchronous operation.

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main particle impeller
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Component of an experimental particle fountain created by Dr. Farallon. When the impeller overloaded in 2369, the work station on planet Tyrus VIIA was contaminated by radiation.

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microreplication system
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Components of an exocomp allowing it to fabricate tools for conducting engineering tasks. When an exocomp performs a task it has never attempted previously, the microreplicator creates a new...

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