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1704
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 controlled explosion...

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3045
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 infinite and...

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3183
Inflatable Enterprise
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In 2270 (stardate 3183.3), when the Enterprise computer is infected by highly charged subatomic particles, it decides to pull a practical joke on three pursuing Romulans. Near the Neutral Zone, it releases...

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Practical Joker Energy Field
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Near the Romulan Neutral Zone, an unknown energy field encountered by the Enterprise in 2270 (stardate 3183.3) is full of highly charged subatomic particles. Those particles "infect" ships' computers and...

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Recreation Room Holodeck
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By 2270, the Enterprise is equipped with a holodeck in its Recreation Room. A control console in the center of the large chamber allows for such holographic simulations as a sunny beach, or a pleasant...

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4187
stasis boxes
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Extraordinarily rare technological devices constructed upwards of a billion years ago by the long-vanished spacefaring civilization known as the Slaver Empire. During their heyday, the Slavers often carried...

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5275
General Order No. 6
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In 2270 (stardate 5275.6), Spock invokes Starfleet General Order #6 when the entire Enterprise crew except himself has been stricken with the deadly Dramian plague. According to Helmsman Sulu, the order...

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5373
Tasmeen
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The name of one of the months on the Vulcan calendar. Although Vulcan possesses no moon by which to calculate the local passage of months, as is the practice on Earth, the mutual motions of Vulcan and...

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5483
Lura-mag
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A piece of communications equipment used by the women living on the second planet of the Taurean system. This device was capable of sending faster-than-light signals across many light-years of interstellar...

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Opto-aud
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A communications device used by the women of the second planet of the Taurean system. This device not only transmitted signals across interstellar distances, it was also equipped with a viewing screen...

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5521
life-support belt
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An alternative to the bulkier Starfleet environmental suits, life-support belts contained force field generators that maintained a standard Class-M (oxygen-nitrogen atmosphere) environment around the wearer....

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5554
voder
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Disc-shaped voice-box translation devices that enabled the Phylosians to converse in audible language with humanoid visitors, such as the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, who visited Phylos on stardate 5554.4...

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5577
intersat code
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A radio code adopted by humans to communicate with other sentient lifeforms shortly after First Contact in 2063. This method of communication was replaced by other codes later on in the century, but was...

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X-waves
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When the U.S.S. Enterprise was bombarded by a strange form of radiation on stardate 5577.3 (2269) near the star Cepheus, Spock at first described this energy as harmless "X-waves." But when the entire...

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xenylon
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The principal fabric from which Starfleet uniforms are made in the late 23rd century, xenylon is synthesized from algae. When spiroid energy waves in the Cepheus system caused all organic matter aboard...

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5591
Master Computer, amusement park planet
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The Master Computer of the "shore leave" amusement park planet is installed in an underground complex shielded by a combination of granite and metal alloy which the Enterprise sensors will not penetrate....

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5683
Vedalan Land Vehicle
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A mechanized ground transportation craft, the Vedalan Land Vehicle has directional equipment that keys on indurate, as well as other sensors and tracking devices. The cart is wide and flat, with four individual...

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6770
warp 36
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On stardate 6770.3 (2270), Karla Five's scout ship was capable of traveling at warp 36, faster than any other ship known to Federation science. Attaining this extraordinary speed was necessary to allow...

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7403
stasis field
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A force field used either to restrain objects, or to prevent their deterioration, as is sometimes done with medically critical patients. On stardate 7403.6 (2270), the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise detects...

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8210
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 ships, particularly...

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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 2285,...

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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 before being...

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9521
gravitational unit
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Mechanism used to generate artificial gravity aboard starships. The unit aboard the Klingon ship Kronos One was disabled as part of the scheme to assassinate Chancellor Gorkon in 2293.

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Magnetic Boots
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Footwear used in weightless environments to allow the wearer to remain attached to a given surface. Assassins who killed Klingon Chancellor Gorkon in 2293 wore boots of this type to move around the Klingon...

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41153
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 section...

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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 their immense power...

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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 standard...

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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 holographic systems. The...

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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 section from the...

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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, secondary hull,...

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41209
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 in wall...

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41242
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 twenty-fourth...

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41365
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 example,...

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41386
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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41798
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 are the preferred...

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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. With the...

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41997
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 energy...

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42073
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 Galaxy-class...

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42494
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 individual...

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42609
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 U.S.S. Yamato...

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42686
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 which...

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42695
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 planet...

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42779
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 generate...

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42923
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 NCC-1701-D...

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43125
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 crystals...

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43173
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 generator at...

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43205
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 that the...

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43510
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. The inverter...

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43657
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, attended by...

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43685
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 dispensers...

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43745
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 star....

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43807
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 remote location...

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43872
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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43957
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 known pattern.

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43989
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 as the...

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44001
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 ship and...

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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 transporter...

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44012
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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44085
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 supplying the...

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44161
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, where her...

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44215
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 an alarm...

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44390
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 an autosequence...

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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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44614
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. Enterprise NCC-1701-D....

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44704
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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44769
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 service...

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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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44805
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 launching...

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44821
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 taps...

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45092
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 from the...

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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 hand-grip...

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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 ship...

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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. This...

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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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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 limited.

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45156
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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45236
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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45349
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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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 planet Penthara...

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45470
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 efficient use...

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45571
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 Ten-Forward...

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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 crewmembers in...

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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 in a triangular...

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45614
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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45652
inertial dampers
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Mechanisms aboard starships to compensate for acceleration forces caused by speed changes.

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45733
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 transfer...

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45854
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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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 survival...

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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 construct, would...

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

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