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Technology chart by Frenchman

Technology chart by Laine

Scientific research opens up new options and is critical to securing victory.

(Full technology list here)

To do research, you need to assign scientists to Al icon building lab.jpgLabs, and assign them technologies to research. Each lab has their own research queue and allows up to 4 scientists to work together on the top item in the queue.

Time and Experience[]

How many research man-days a scientist can cover each day is determined by his/her scientist level, trainings, and difficulty. Multiple scientists' efforts simply add up.

Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Man-days per day 1.33 1.43 1.53 1.64 1.75 1.87 2.00 2.15 2.30 2.46 2.63 2.81 3.01 3.22 3.45 3.68 3.94 4.22 4.51 4.83

(details)

Thus, a level 7 scientist can finish Military Training (8 man-days) in 4 days. Four level 7 scientists can finish it in a day.

Researching gives each scientist around 2.5 experience point per hour at Normal difficulty. This experience does not varies; more or less scientist in the labs and difficulty of the research does not change this experience.

Initial[]

When you starts a new game, the following technologies are available for research.

Technology Days Enables
Icon tech medicine.pngMedicine 8 Production and training of Al icon device medkit.jpg MedKit and research on stimulants.
Icon tech planetology.pngSurvival Methods 9 Research, production, and training of Spacesuits.
Icon tech martian.pngAutomatic Defense System 14 Research of battle drones.
Icon tech earth.pngFirearms 16 Production and training of projectile firearms.
Icon tech earth.pngMilitary Training 8 Al icon building tactical training.jpgTactical Training, allowing soldiers to be trained.
Icon tech earth.pngCombat Explosives 30 Production of grenades and research on rockets and mines.
Icon tech planetology.pngTerraformation 23 Construction of Terraforming Stations.

Full List[]

Technology Days Category Requirements
Accelerated Terraformation 120 Icon tech planetology.png Planetology Icon tech reticulan.pngIrrigation, Icon tech beastmen.pngMass Breeding, Icon tech martian.pngPlanetary Magnetic Field, Icon tech planetology.pngTerraformation
Acid Weapons 24 Icon tech beastmen.png Beastmen Al icon weapon beastman acid grenade.jpg Beastman Acid Grenade, Al icon ammo beastman acid ammo.jpgBeastman Acid Ammo, Icon tech earth.pngCombat Combustibles, Icon tech interrogation.pngBeastman Alchemist Interrogation, Al icon building pyrotechnics range.jpgPyrotechnics Range
Advanced Earth Technologies 26 Icon tech earth.png Earth Icon tech earth.pngEarth Technologies, Al icon building data accessory.jpgData Accessory, Al icon event.pngContact with Laputa
Advanced Firearms 48 Icon tech earth.png Earth Icon tech earth.pngFirearms, Icon tech earth.pngEarth Technologies, Al icon building shooting range.jpgShooting Range
Advanced Medicine 90 Icon tech medicine.png Medicine Icon tech medicine.pngMedicine, Icon tech interrogation.pngBeastman Alchemist Interrogation
Advanced Medium Armor 93 Icon tech planetology.png Planetology Icon tech interrogation.pngBeastman Commander Interrogation, Icon tech beastmen.pngMedium Armor, Icon tech earth.pngAdvanced Metallurgy, Al icon building mars simulation.jpgMars Simulation
Advanced Metallurgy 30 Icon tech earth.png Earth Icon tech earth.pngEarth Technologies, Icon tech planetology.pngNoble Metal Mining
Advanced Mining 24 Icon tech planetology.png Planetology Icon tech reticulan.pngCrystal Mining, Icon tech planetology.pngNoble Metal Mining, , Terraform 48%
Advanced Optics 44 Icon tech earth.png Earth Icon tech earth.pngCombat Detection Devices
Advanced Reticulan Technology 20 Icon tech reticulan.png Reticulan Icon tech reticulan.pngReticulan Technologies, Al icon event.pngReticulan Archive
Advanced Robot Turret 31 Icon tech earth.png Earth Icon tech earth.pngBattle Drones
Advanced Stimulants 125 Icon tech medicine.png Medicine Icon tech medicine.pngStimulants, Icon tech medicine.pngAdvanced Medicine
Alien Biology 23 Icon tech medicine.png Medicine Al icon event.pngAcquired First Corpse
Ancient Martian Civilization 31 Icon tech planetology.png Planetology Two Martian Artifacts from Excavations
Annihilator 90 Icon tech martian.png Martian Icon tech martian.pngPlasma Principles, Icon tech martian.pngPlasma Weapons Handling, Al icon building shooting range.jpgShooting Range
Armored Robot Turret 40 Icon tech earth.png Earth Icon tech earth.pngAdvanced Robot Turret, Icon tech earth.pngAdvanced Metallurgy
Automatic Defense System 14 Icon tech martian.png Martian -
Battle Drones 24 Icon tech earth.png Earth Icon tech martian.pngAutomatic Defense System
Battle Robot Turret 85 Icon tech earth.png Earth Icon tech earth.pngAdvanced Robot Turret, Icon tech earth.pngSupercomputers
Beastman Alchemist Interrogation 34 Icon tech interrogation.png Interrogation Icon tech autopsy.pngBeastman Autopsy, Al icon building alien interrogation.jpgAlien Interrogation, Beastman Alchemist Captive
Beastman Artifact No. 187D 20 Icon tech beastmen.png Beastmen Al icon loot beastman artifact 187d.jpgBeastman Artifact 187D
Beastman Artifact No. 294C 26 Icon tech beastmen.png Beastmen Al icon loot beastman artifact 294c.jpgBeastman Artifact 294C
Beastman Autopsy 18 Icon tech autopsy.png Autopsy Al icon building pathology department.jpgPathology Department, Al icon loot beastman soldier corpse.jpgBeastman Soldier Corpse
Beastman Commander Interrogation 34 Icon tech interrogation.png Interrogation Icon tech autopsy.pngBeastman Autopsy, Al icon building alien interrogation.jpgAlien Interrogation
Beastman Matriarch Interrogation 44 Icon tech interrogation.png Interrogation Icon tech autopsy.pngBeastman Autopsy, Al icon building alien interrogation.jpgAlien Interrogation
Beastman Plastics 120 Icon tech interrogation.png Interrogation Icon tech autopsy.pngBeastman Autopsy
Beastman Shaman Interrogation 45 Icon tech interrogation.png Interrogation Icon tech autopsy.pngBeastman Autopsy, Al icon building alien interrogation.jpgAlien Interrogation, Beastman Shaman Captive
Beastman Soldier Interrogation 24 Icon tech interrogation.png Interrogation Icon tech autopsy.pngBeastman Autopsy, Al icon building alien interrogation.jpgAlien Interrogation, Beastman Soldier Captive
Boss Autopsy 31 Icon tech autopsy.png Autopsy Al icon building pathology department.jpgPathology Department, Al icon loot boss corpse.jpgBoss Corpse
Cloaking 132 Icon tech martian.png Martian Icon tech earth.pngAdvanced Optics, Icon tech martian.pngEM Principles
Combat Combustibles 24 Icon tech earth.png Earth Icon tech earth.pngCombat Explosives, Icon tech reticulan.pngRocket-Based Weapons, Al icon building pyrotechnics range.jpgPyrotechnics Range
Combat Detection Devices 12 Icon tech earth.png Earth Icon tech earth.pngMilitary Training
Combat Explosives 30 Icon tech earth.png Earth -
Combat Methods against Martians 33 Icon tech martian.png Martian Icon tech autopsy.pngMartian Autopsy, Icon tech earth.pngAdvanced Metallurgy, Al icon building shooting range.jpgShooting Range
Communication with Earth 13 Icon tech earth.png Earth Al icon event.pngLost Contact with Earth
Computer Aiming Support 91 Icon tech earth.png Earth Icon tech earth.pngAdvanced Optics, Al icon building shooting range.jpgShooting Range
Contact Mines 17 Icon tech earth.png Earth Icon tech earth.pngCombat Explosives, Icon tech earth.pngEarth Technologies, Al icon building pyrotechnics range.jpgPyrotechnics Range
Cooling 33 Icon tech earth.png Earth Icon tech earth.pngAdvanced Firearms, Icon tech reticulan.pngLaser Weapons
Crawling Drone Disassembly 8 Icon tech martian.png Martian Al icon loot martian crawling drone wreck.jpgMartian Crawling Drone Wreck
Crystal Mining 24 Icon tech reticulan.png Reticulan Icon tech reticulan.pngReticulan Technologies
Domes 48 Icon tech planetology.png Planetology Icon tech planetology.pngSurvival Methods, Icon tech reticulan.pngReticulan Technologies
Earth Technologies 16 Icon tech earth.png Earth Al icon building data accessory.jpgData Accessory, Al icon event.pngEarth Technologies
Elements of Martian Language 45 Icon tech martian.png Martian Icon tech martian.pngMartian Archives, Two Martian Artifacts from Excavations
EM Principles 79 Icon tech martian.png Martian Icon tech martian.pngWritten Martian Language, Al icon building magnetron.jpgMagnetron
EM Weapons Handling 60 Icon tech martian.png Martian Al icon weapon lightning thrower.jpg Lightning Thrower, Al icon building shooting range.jpgShooting Range, Al icon building magnetron.jpgMagnetron
EM Weapons Manufacture 106 Icon tech martian.png Martian Icon tech martian.pngEM Principles, Icon tech martian.pngEM Weapons Handling, Al icon building magnetron.jpgMagnetron
Enhanced Robotic Chip Cards 100 Icon tech earth.png Earth Icon tech earth.pngRobotic Chip Cards, Icon tech earth.pngSupercomputers
Expedition Commander Interrogation 25 Icon tech interrogation.png Interrogation Icon tech autopsy.pngReticulan Autopsy, Al icon building alien interrogation.jpgAlien Interrogation, Expedition Leader Captive
Expedition Soldier Interrogation 30 Icon tech interrogation.png Interrogation Icon tech autopsy.pngReticulan Autopsy, Al icon building alien interrogation.jpgAlien Interrogation, Expedition Soldier Captive
Faster UFO Engine 70 Icon tech reticulan.png Reticulan Icon tech reticulan.pngReticulan Technologies
Firearm Stabilization 45 Icon tech earth.png Earth Icon tech earth.pngAdvanced Firearms, Icon tech earth.pngAdvanced Earth Technologies
Firearms 16 Icon tech earth.png Earth -
Fly Drone Disassembly 8 Icon tech martian.png Martian Al icon loot martian levitating drone wreck.jpgMartian Levitating Drone Wreck
Force Field 135 Icon tech reticulan.png Reticulan Icon tech reticulan.pngReticulan Energy Sources
Fossil Fuel Origin 16 Icon tech planetology.png Planetology Level 3Al resource fuel.pngFuel4-7
Fossil Fuel Power Plant 31 Icon tech planetology.png Planetology Icon tech earth.pngEarth Technologies, Icon tech planetology.pngFossil Fuel Origin
Gatling Technology 95 Icon tech earth.png Earth Icon tech earth.pngAdvanced Firearms, Icon tech earth.pngAdvanced Earth Technologies, Icon tech earth.pngAdvanced Metallurgy, Al icon building shooting range.jpgShooting Range
Heavy Armored Suit 30 Icon tech planetology.png Planetology Icon tech planetology.pngHeavy Duty Suit, Icon tech earth.pngAdvanced Metallurgy, Al icon building mars simulation.jpgMars Simulation
Heavy Duty Suit 50 Icon tech planetology.png Planetology Icon tech planetology.pngSurvival Methods, Al icon building mars simulation.jpgMars Simulation
Hi-Tech Armored Suit 103 Icon tech earth.png Earth Icon tech planetology.pngHeavy Armored Suit, Icon tech earth.pngSupercomputers, Al icon building mars simulation.jpgMars Simulation
Humidity Condensation 124 Icon tech reticulan.png Reticulan Icon tech reticulan.pngReticulan Energy Sources, Terraform 40%
Hyperspace Gates 24 Icon tech planetology.png Planetology Al icon event.pngGate Opened
Improved Vehicle Engine 31 Icon tech earth.png Earth Icon tech earth.pngEarth Technologies, Icon tech reticulan.pngReticulan Technologies
Interrogation Facility 45 Icon tech autopsy.png Autopsy Icon tech medicine.pngAlien Biology, Al icon event.pngCaptured First Alien
Irrigation 45 Icon tech reticulan.png Reticulan Icon tech reticulan.pngHumidity Condensation
Laser Weapons 30 Icon tech reticulan.png Reticulan Icon tech reticulan.pngReticulan Technologies, Al icon building shooting range.jpgShooting Range
Lifesupport 42 Icon tech medicine.png Medicine Icon tech medicine.pngMedicine, Icon tech planetology.pngHeavy Duty Suit, Al icon building mars simulation.jpgMars Simulation
Light Battle Armor 15 Icon tech earth.png Earth Icon tech planetology.pngSurvival Methods, Al icon building mars simulation.jpgMars Simulation, Terraform 70%
Light Open Armor 37 Icon tech planetology.png Planetology Terraform Stage 3
Lightning Balls 90 Icon tech martian.png Martian Icon tech martian.pngPlasma Principles, Icon tech martian.pngPlasma Weapons Handling, Icon tech martian.pngEM Weapons Handling
Long-Range Rockets 43 Icon tech earth.png Earth Icon tech earth.pngRadar, Icon tech reticulan.pngRocket-Based Weapons
Magnetic Pulse Grenades 60 Icon tech martian.png Martian Al icon weapon martian pulse grenade.jpg Martian Pulse Grenade, Icon tech earth.pngCombat Explosives, Icon tech martian.pngEM Weapons Handling
Mars Nature Forces 11 Icon tech planetology.png Planetology Al icon event.pngEncountered Natural Force
Martian Archives 45 Icon tech martian.png Martian Al icon loot martian artifact ne106.jpgMartian Artifact NE106, Al icon loot martian artifact rp771.jpgMartian Artifact RP771, or Al icon loot martian artifact uw696.jpgMartian Artifact UW696
Martian Astronomical Model 18 Icon tech planetology.png Planetology Icon tech martian.pngElements of Martian Language
Martian Autopsy 25 Icon tech autopsy.png Autopsy Al icon building pathology department.jpgPathology Department, Al icon loot martian corpse.jpgMartian Corpse
Martian Drones 45 Icon tech martian.png Martian Icon tech earth.pngBattle Drones, Icon tech martian.pngCrawling Drone Disassembly, Icon tech martian.pngFly Drone Disassembly
Martian Drones' Control 99 Icon tech martian.png Martian Icon tech martian.pngMartian Drones, Icon tech martian.pngMartian Mech Disassembly
Martian Mech Disassembly 33 Icon tech martian.png Martian Al icon loot martian mech wreck.jpgMartian Mech Wreck
Martian Pet Autopsy 25 Icon tech autopsy.png Autopsy Al icon building pathology department.jpgPathology Department, Al icon loot martian plant pet corpse.jpgMartian Plant Pet Corpse
Martian Robot Control Device 35 Icon tech martian.png Martian Al icon device martian robot control.jpg Martian Robot Control
Martian Soldier Interrogation 25 Icon tech interrogation.png Interrogation Icon tech autopsy.pngMartian Autopsy, Al icon building alien interrogation.jpgAlien Interrogation, Martian Soldier Captive
Mass Breeding 70 Icon tech beastmen.png Beastmen Icon tech interrogation.pngBeastman Shaman Interrogation, Al icon building alien interrogation.jpgAlien Interrogation, Al icon building pathology department.jpgPathology Department
Matriarch Autopsy 40 Icon tech autopsy.png Autopsy Al icon building pathology department.jpgPathology Department, Al icon loot beastman matriarch corpse.jpgBeastman Matriarch Corpse
Medicine 8 Icon tech medicine.png Medicine -
Medium Armor 69 Icon tech beastmen.png Beastmen Icon tech interrogation.pngBeastman Plastics, Al icon building mars simulation.jpgMars Simulation
Military Training 8 Icon tech earth.png Earth -
Moons Data Analysis 33 Icon tech planetology.png Planetology Al icon building supercomputer.jpgSupercomputer, Al icon loot artifact fb791.jpgArtifact FB791, Al icon loot artifact fr168.jpgArtifact FR168
Noble Metal Mining 24 Icon tech planetology.png Planetology Icon tech reticulan.pngReticulan Technologies
Non-Lethal Combat 44 Icon tech earth.png Earth Icon tech earth.pngAdvanced Firearms, Icon tech earth.pngCombat Explosives, Icon tech earth.pngSpecial Military Operations, Al icon building tactical training.jpgTactical Training
Original Inhabitants of Mars 9 Icon tech planetology.png Planetology Icon tech planetology.pngAncient Martian Civilization, Icon tech interrogation.pngBeastman Matriarch Interrogation, Icon tech martian.pngWritten Martian Language
Planetary Magnetic Field 88 Icon tech martian.png Martian Icon tech martian.pngEM Principles, Al icon building mars simulation.jpgMars Simulation
Plasma Principles 90 Icon tech martian.png Martian Icon tech interrogation.pngMartian Soldier Interrogation, Al icon building magnetron.jpgMagnetron
Plasma Weapons Handling 62 Icon tech martian.png Martian Al icon weapon martian plasma cannon.jpg Martian Plasma Cannon, Icon tech interrogation.pngMartian Soldier Interrogation, Al icon building shooting range.jpgShooting Range, Al icon building magnetron.jpgMagnetron
Power Lasers 45 Icon tech reticulan.png Reticulan Icon tech reticulan.pngLaser Weapons, Icon tech reticulan.pngReticulan Energy Sources
Protection from Remote Control 47 Icon tech martian.png Martian Al icon device martian robot control.jpg Martian Robot Control, Al icon event.pngHuman Robot Controlled
Psi Absorber 90 Icon tech reticulan.png Reticulan Icon tech reticulan.pngPsi Weapons, Icon tech reticulan.pngAdvanced Reticulan Technology
Psi Weapons 35 Icon tech reticulan.png Reticulan Al icon weapon psionic weapon.jpg Psionic Weapon, and Icon tech interrogation.pngReticulan Commander Interrogation or Icon tech interrogation.pngExpedition Commander Interrogation or
Psionic Healing 26 Icon tech reticulan.png Reticulan Al icon device psionic healing device.jpg Psionic Healing Device, Icon tech interrogation.pngReticulan Commander Interrogation, Icon tech reticulan.pngPsi Weapons
Radar 24 Icon tech earth.png Earth Al icon event.pngDefended Territory
Reticulan Autopsy 18 Icon tech autopsy.png Autopsy Al icon building pathology department.jpgPathology Department, Al icon loot reticulan corpse.jpgReticulan Corpse
Reticulan Commander Interrogation 18 Icon tech interrogation.png Interrogation Icon tech autopsy.pngReticulan Autopsy, Al icon building alien interrogation.jpgAlien Interrogation, Reticulan Commander Captive
Reticulan Energy Sources 70 Icon tech reticulan.png Reticulan Icon tech reticulan.pngLaser Weapons, Icon tech reticulan.pngAdvanced Reticulan Technology
Reticulan Fusion Reactor 72 Icon tech reticulan.png Reticulan Icon tech reticulan.pngReticulan Energy Sources
Reticulan Soldier Interrogation 18 Icon tech interrogation.png Interrogation Icon tech autopsy.pngReticulan Autopsy, Al icon building alien interrogation.jpgAlien Interrogation, Reticulan Soldier Captive
Reticulan Technologies 16 Icon tech reticulan.png Reticulan Ally with Al faction reticulans.jpgReticulans or Al faction expedition.jpgExpedition, or acquire Al icon event.pngReticulan Archive
Robotic Chip Cards 40 Icon tech earth.png Earth Icon tech earth.pngBattle Drones
Rocket-Based Weapons 24 Icon tech reticulan.png Reticulan Icon tech earth.pngCombat Explosives, Icon tech reticulan.pngReticulan Technologies, Al icon building shooting range.jpgShooting Range, Al icon building pyrotechnics range.jpgPyrotechnics Range
Roller Autopsy 25 Icon tech autopsy.png Autopsy Al icon building pathology department.jpgPathology Department, Al icon loot roller corpse.jpgRoller Corpse
Silent Fire 24 Icon tech earth.png Earth Icon tech earth.pngAdvanced Firearms
Smell Absorption 33 Icon tech beastmen.png Beastmen Al icon device beastman smell detector.jpg Beastman Smell Detector
Special Military Operations 28 Icon tech earth.png Earth Icon tech earth.pngMilitary Training, Icon tech earth.pngEarth Technologies
Spider Autopsy 25 Icon tech autopsy.png Autopsy Al icon building pathology department.jpgPathology Department, Al icon loot spider corpse.jpgSpider Corpse
Spoken Martian Language 90 Icon tech martian.png Martian Icon tech martian.pngWritten Martian Language, Icon tech interrogation.pngMartian Soldier Interrogation
Stimulants 31 Icon tech medicine.png Medicine Icon tech medicine.pngMedicine
Supercomputers 89 Icon tech earth.png Earth Icon tech earth.pngEarth Technologies
Superstimulants 47 Icon tech beastmen.png Beastmen Icon tech medicine.pngAdvanced Stimulants, Icon tech interrogation.pngBeastman Commander Interrogation
Survival Methods 9 Icon tech planetology.png Planetology -
Terraformation 23 Icon tech planetology.png Planetology -
Terraforming Acceptable by Martians 90 Icon tech planetology.png Planetology Icon tech martian.pngSpoken Martian Language, Icon tech planetology.pngAccelerated Terraformation, Al icon event.pngMartians Protest
Transport Suit 8 Icon tech planetology.png Planetology Icon tech planetology.pngSurvival Methods, Al icon building mars simulation.jpgMars Simulation
UFO Cosmic Flights 47 Icon tech reticulan.png Reticulan Level 7Al resource fuel.pngFuel20+, Al icon event.pngMoon Visit Request
Warehouse 24 Icon tech planetology.png Planetology Icon tech planetology.pngWater Tank Construction, Level 3Al resource metal.pngMetal4-7, Level 3Al resource chemical.pngChemical4-7, Level 3Al resource fuel.pngFuel4-7
Water Tank Construction 17 Icon tech planetology.png Planetology Al icon event.pngAfter First Aqueduct Mission
Worm Autopsy 9 Icon tech autopsy.png Autopsy Al icon building pathology department.jpgPathology Department, Al icon loot worm corpse.jpgWorm Corpse
Written Martian Language 88 Icon tech martian.png Martian Icon tech martian.pngElements of Martian Language, Al icon building supercomputer.jpgSupercomputer, Al icon loot martian artifact ne106.jpgMartian Artifact NE106, Al icon loot martian artifact rp771.jpgMartian Artifact RP771, OR Al icon loot martian artifact uw696.jpgMartian Artifact UW696

Mandatory[]

This table shows all technologies necessary to secure a game victory. Total 31 technologies, 1399 man-days. (Excluding buildings and stations.)

Icon tech medicine.pngAlien Biology
Icon tech autopsy.pngInterrogation Facility
Icon tech autopsy.pngBeastman Autopsy
Icon tech interrogation.pngBeastman Shaman Interrogation
Icon tech beastmen.pngMass Breeding
Icon tech reticulan.pngReticulan Technologies
Icon tech earth.pngFirearms
Icon tech planetology.pngTerraformation
Icon tech reticulan.pngLaser Weapons
Icon tech reticulan.pngAdvanced Reticulan Technology
Icon tech reticulan.pngReticulan Energy Sources
Icon tech reticulan.pngHumidity Condensation
Icon tech reticulan.pngIrrigation
Icon tech planetology.pngNoble Metal Mining
Icon tech earth.pngCommunication with Earth
Icon tech earth.pngEarth Technologies
Icon tech earth.pngSupercomputers
Icon tech martian.pngMartian Archives
Icon tech martian.pngElements of Martian Language
Icon tech planetology.pngSurvival Methods
Icon tech planetology.pngFossil Fuel Origin
Icon tech planetology.pngFossil Fuel Power Plant
Icon tech reticulan.pngCrystal Mining
Icon tech martian.pngWritten Martian Language
Icon tech martian.pngEM Principles
Icon tech martian.pngPlanetary Magnetic Field
Icon tech planetology.pngMartian Astronomical Model
Icon tech reticulan.pngFaster UFO Engine
Icon tech reticulan.pngUFO Cosmic Flights
Icon tech planetology.pngMoons Data Analysis
Icon tech planetology.pngAccelerated Terraformation

Note: Fossil plant is required to power Magnetron. You will also need decent equipments to last this long, so the actual list is likely to be far longer.

Research Progress[]

The leader of each team will gives a verbal report of research progress. There are 9 sets of these reports. The following list can be used to check how far the actual progress is.

Normally it is possible to tell the report after 25% of the research is done. Differences between reports are highlighted for easy reference. Of particular note is "We are advancing slowly to the end of the project." - it means 85% done for some projects (#Report 8) and only 50% done for other projects (#Report 9).

  • Report 1
    • 0%   Preliminary research shows that the task is very easy and that the results should be ready soon.
    • 50% Our assumption was right, the research has been simple and its results should soon be ready for use.
  • Report 2
    • 0%   Preliminary research shows that the task is very easy and that the results should be ready soon.
    • 25% We are sorry, but we are not advancing as quickly as we had hoped.
    • 85% Actually, the obstacles were not as difficult as we first feared. The report is almost ready.
  • Report 3
    • 0%   Preliminary research shows that the task is very easy and that the results should be ready soon.
    • 50% Our assumption was right, the research has been simple and results should be available quite soon.
    • 70% Unfortunately, we have got stuck and there is no obvious way to solve the problem.
    • 90% It has cost us a huge effort, but the research will be finished in the foreseeable future.
  • Report 4
    • 0%   We are preparing the necessary experiments.
    • 25% We are sticking to our plan and the research is progressing steadily.
    • 75% We are gathering the results of our investigation.
  • Report 5
    • 0%   We are preparing the necessary experiments.
    • 25% Our team has found the ideal solution, we only need to check a few assumptions.
    • 40% Unfortunately, our hypothesis proved wrong; we need to start again from scratch.
    • 80% In the end, we used most of our previous findings and the research will be finished soon.
  • Report 6
    • 0%   We are preparing the necessary experiments.
    • 25% Our team has found the ideal solution, we only need to confirm a few assumptions.
    • 40% Unfortunately, our hypothesis proved wrong. We need to start right from the beginning again.
    • 80% We have tried almost everything and nothing has worked. I am afraid we will have to give up.
    • 95% It has cost us a huge effort, but the research will be finished in foreseeable future.
  • Report 7
    • 0%   This project appears to be very difficult. We are conducting preliminary tests so we can progress further.
    • 30% We are working very hard, but our theories are leading us nowhere.
    • 85% Eureka! The problem's solution is actually very simple and easy. We will finish the research soon.
  • Report 8
    • 0%   This project appears to be very difficult. We are doing preliminary research so we can progress further.
    • 30% We are working very hard, but our theories are leading us nowhere.
    • 60% We may have the solution, but it is more hope, than certainty.
    • 85% We are advancing slowly to the end of the project.
  • Report 9
    • 0%   This project appears to be very difficult. We are doing preliminary research so we can progress further.
    • 30% There are several alternative ways of bringing this to a conclusion. We are now evaluating which one will be best.
    • 50% We are advancing slowly to the end of the project.
    • 70% Well, there might be small delay in the project, but we are doing our best.
    • 85% We've tried everything and nothing has worked. The research team is getting desperate.
    • 95% It has cost us a huge effort, but research will be finished in the foreseeable future.
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