|Requires||Optical Computers, Industrial Base|
|Leads to||Applied Relativity, Fusion Power|
The power requirements of Optical Computers and the nascent Industrial Base stimulate research into high-temperature Superconductors, an advance long considered a ‘Holy Grail’ by physical chemists. A Superconductor is a material that does not resist a flow of electrons. Using a Superconductor, power can be transmitted at incredible speeds over vast distances with no degradation. Bulky and expensive cooling equipment for high-powered machinery or weaponry becomes unnecessary, because these materials remain cool and efficient as electricity passes through them.