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Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Science.png Science Research is one of the four technology disciplines available at the Library. It unlocks many economic buildings and upgrades, and reduces research costs and times of all subsequent research.

Benefits[]

Like all Library research, Science.png Science research has a total of 7 levels to research. Each level researched...

Science.png Science 1 (Written Word), along with a Dock, allows land units to travel to other landmasses on Sea maps. Science.png Science 6 (Electronics) reveals the entire map for the player; Fog of War effects still apply. Science.png Science 7 (Computerization) permanently reveals the player's own territory and allied territory. Science.png Science research is also required to unlock the Granary, Lumber Mill and Smelter, as well as unlocking their production technologies, including the University.

Science.png Technology Cost Required for
1 Feudals.png
Written Word
120 Timber.png
50 Wealth.png
Temple
2 Math.png
Mathematics
120 Wealth.png
80 Knowledge.png
Granary
Lumber Mill
General
Spy
Herbal Lore
Construction
Forage
3 Chem.png
Chemistry
200 Wealth.png
160 Knowledge.png
Smelter
Agriculture
Carpentry
Literacy
Medicine
Architecture
4 S4.png
Laws of Nature
300 Wealth.png
300 Knowledge.png
Crop Rotation
Logging Industry
Metal Alloys
Printing Press
Supply
5 S5.png
Electricity
500 Wealth.png
500 Knowledge.png
Cold Casting
Scientific Method
Pharmaceuticals
Engineering
6 S6.png
Electronics
900 Wealth.png
900 Knowledge.png
Refinery
Food Industry
Papermill
Steel
Institutional Research
Logistics
7 Lin.png
Computerization
1500 Wealth.png
1500 Knowledge.png
Supercomputers

Rare resources[]

Nation powers[]

  • The American Power of Innovation: Start with Science.png Science 1 (Written Word) already researched (unless playing a Nomad or City Center Only game).
  • The Chinese Power of Culture: Receive a 20% discount for all Science.png Science research.
  • The Greek Power of Philosophy: Receive a general 10% discount on all Library research cost (except for Knowledge.png Knowledge) and research 100% faster.

Trivia[]

  • As mentioned in the trivia section of the Library page, researches have alternate titles depending on the starting and ending ages. For Science.png Science Research, they can be seen here.
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