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Game Info[]

Advanced science building. Requires Public School.

Strategy[]

The Research Laboratory is the top-tier science building, providing a final boost for researching the most sophisticated (and Science Science-intensive) technologies in the final eras. The city must already possess a Public School to construct the Research Laboratory. All players should build it at some point in the late game, but those pursuing a science victory should aim at acquiring it as soon as possible. As usual, build it first in your most scientific cities for an immediate boost in research capabilities, then gradually in the rest of your empire.

Civilopedia entry[]

A research lab is an institute devoted to the advanced study of a subject, which might be medicine, physics, chemistry, robotics, clean energy, or any other area of interest. Such labs may be publicly funded or funded by wealthy persons or corporations. Research labs may be attached to universities or they may be independent.

It is pretty clear that such labs are the future of research. As man's understanding of the world around him has advanced, the days of the dedicated scientist working alone in his or her basement and shouting "Eureka!" are all but passed. Research labs filled with dozens of talented people are now making the great breakthroughs.

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