Quantum Substrates is a technology on the Applied Sciences technology tree with a research cost of 14,000 . It unlocks an Empire Improvement and a Strategic Resource, needs research in Inorganic Biology or Infinite Variable Computing and allows further research in Quantum Processing and Black Hole Mining.
"An advancement needed to move beyond the physical constraints of computing systems, it is now practical in the laboratory to build computer 'chips' -- an increasingly inaccurate term -- from subatomic components."
"Much discussed and long researched, it is finally here. Thousands if not millions of parallel "qubits" can be strung together into computing systems that are small enough to be invisible to the naked eye, yet powerful enough to handle the most advanced and complicated operations."
"Currently the strongest material tested, Adamantian is mined from asteroids and planetoids that passed in close proximity to a sun."