Tectonic engineering is a technology on the Applied Sciences technology tree with a research cost of 4000 . It unlocks an Empire improvement, needs research in Rudimentary Telepathics or in Advanced Simulations and allows further research in both Solar Mining, Inorganic Biology and Infinite Variable Computing.
"One step beyond understanding tectonics is the ability to create and apply it where necessary. While the energies required to do this are enormous, cracking tectonic plates and engineering magma flows has many practical applications."
"Electricity remains the critical element of all ship systems -- command, control, maneuvering, life support, machinery, etc. The use of superconducting transmission systems and leakless batteries ensures that this critical resource flows without loss or degradation, lessening the requirements for wiring, storage, and generation."