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Science Labs are research buildings in Tropico 5. Scientists work in these buildings to conduct various kinds of experiments, producing research points as a result.

The Environmentalist and Religious factions oppose science labs; the former because they utilize animal testing and the latter because they challenge religious dogma.

Description

An indoor playground full of rats, cheese, guinea pigs, cool looking liquids and bored smart people trying to devise new ways to play with them.

Upgrades

  • Extreme Testing: For $4,500, the lab can test newly-made electronics to ensure their function, increasing effectiveness by 20 for each nearby Electronics Factory (to a maximum of 60).
  • Small Hadron Collider: For $3,600 and 100 MW, the lab can install a small hadron collider to collide particles for physics, increasing effectiveness by 50.
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