Aliens use these instruments in order to quickly analyze the terrain. These devices give them a lot of info about the researched item, thus the research takes a lot less time than normal human-technology based researching. The instruments perform a lot various functions, i. e. probing the composition of the substance or checking its features such as thickness or density. The devices provide us an opportunity to speed up our progress.
(sorry for bad spelling... if you find any)
These allow to research the Alien Technology Lab (or some other name, think of it yourself):
Build Time: 35 days
Construction Cost: 950 000$
Maintenance: 75 000$
Pedia Entry: This lab is equipped with newly-acquired devices, which speed up research speed. They need lots of energy, however.
It doubles the research speed.
Edited by Judge_Deadd, 19 May 2003 - 06:12 AM.