What can a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic be working on?

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I'm trying to look for something that was never researched until the era of the New Republic like kyber crystals weren't until the Empire used them for a superlaser and even then, they had been used in weapons formation in the past. I'm looking for something that presumably hasn't been thought of in the 25,000 years of time where almost everything has already been done.

Clarketech or technobabble is acceptable as long as it’s not incomprehensible and it CANNOT be

-Time travel

-Teleportation

-Matter replication

-Pico Or Femtotechnology

Those ideas I don’t want. The Empire was working on lasers that can punch through deflector shields, ways to control droids and ship scale disintegrator so those ideas are taken as well.
 
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What about:

Artificial intelligence that can self-replicate
Ships that use their exhaust heat to re-fuel themselves
Ships that can go in outer space and underwater
Personal energy shields that collect blasts they're hit with and use them to power your own rifle
A shield that can protect you from the Force (tech equivalent of the Ysalamari)
 
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My Star Wars story will now involve a scientist who is studying the ancient servers of the Holonet. As he learns about its beginnings, he thinks of ways he can make the Holonet better for everyone. What improvements can he make to the Holonet?
 
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Perhaps something to do with the 'dark net' and how to contain that without invading the privacy of normal consumers? Crime's rampant in the SW universe, imagine slave networks and assassination guilds freely communicating on-line, away from prying Imperial eyes.
 
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I’m going about this all wrong when it comes to asking what idea I want. I’m looking for a science thing that my scientist could study. On Steven Jackson games forum, someone suggested the migration patterns of Purgills. It would have been perfect except for the fact that it might lead someone to Ezra and Thrawn. That story will be told in the future. I want something unique but also a science that my scientist can study as his main work. Not an invention.
 
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Environmental Study - to determine if the use of hyperspace engines causes detrimental effects on the galactic 'environment' of the region.

(observation: in rare circumstances, starships have been known to 'disappear' from hyperspace;
sometimes appearing on the other side of the galaxy; sometimes disappearing altogether, like the Bermuda Triangle).

(hypothesis: too many hyperspace jumps in one specific region of space can cause random/temporary "wormholes" to form (aka: hyperspace "fractures");
the scientist conducts experiments to prove/disprove this hypothesis)

character motivation: the scientist has lost family members to this phenomenon, and is personally motivated to study this effect.
 
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My Star Wars story will now involve a scientist who is studying the ancient servers of the Holonet. As he learns about its beginnings, he thinks of ways he can make the Holonet better for everyone. What improvements can he make to the Holonet?
create a "compression algorithm" to allow more data to be sent at once :
this improves the 'quality' of the holo-image on the receiving end of the transmission....
....and, taken to an extreme, allows for solid/interactive 'holograms' such as the doctor in ST:Voyager.

(observation: Luke Skywalker did the same thing using "the Force" in TLJ).
(hypothesis: increasing the data transfer rate of the holonet by 1000x (or more), will allow this same effect to be accomplished with technology -- it will allow for realistic/convincing "projections" of actual people, to appear at great distances -- using a "compression algorithm" will increase the data transfer rate WITHOUT upgrading the existing infrastructure of the holonet -- ie: it's a "software solution" NOT a "hardware solution")

character motivation: the scientist has lost family members to a random/temporary "wormhole" (aka hyperspace Fracture), analogous to the "Bermuda Triangle" :p ((see above)) :p LOL
--> his family members have been located on the other side of the galaxy and he wants to create better ways of communicating at great distances.
(example: he wants to "hold" his daughter again, even if it's just a realistic/convincing "projection" of a solid/interactive 'hologram' such as the doctor in ST:Voyager)

these improvements to the holonet will allow for the proverbial "human touch" to be transmitted across great distances -- it allows people to physically interact with holograms on the other side of the galaxy -- aka "hug". (and/or: punch 'em in the jaw).
 
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Someone on writingforums.org knocked some sense into me. The Star Wars galaxy has had 1,000’s of years to develop stuff so all science left to do is theoretical or observational. I’m going to have him study asteroids. Thanks for putting up with me.
 
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I’m thinking about doing something related to Hyperspace. What science can my scientist study about Hyperspace before he’s called away to deal with the supermassive black hole?
 

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Depending on when your story is set, studying if/the hyperspace capabilites of Purgil and other creatures could be possible. Other ideas are how the mass of objects affects hyperspace (at what density will they pull an object out of warp?) and if certain shapes, metals affect how fast something can travel through it.
Tracking an object through hyperspace, mapping routes, detecting life, different fuels, better sensors are also other things to study.
 
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I decided that I’m going to have my scientist study an astrological body BUT it’s something that we haven’t identified in the real world. I’m no good at physics so I don’t know what kind of new astrological body I can make up. Does anybody have ideas for a fictional celestial body? Like something in the class of a quasar or a pulsar or a black hole
 
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I’m going on a round for all the forums I posted on. I’m looking for something highly advanced.
 
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Ok my scientist is studying sub-Hyperspace, the dimension in which quintessence can be turned into Phantom Energy and then travel to destroy star systems in real time. This is how Starkiller Base fires it’s weapon after draining a sun. (I’m sure Disney will explore it more in due time). However, in the mean time; I wonder what other things my scientist can study about it. Applications I’ve considered would be a sub-hyperdrive which would allow for instantaneous travel like Star Trek: Discovery’s Spore Drive. It also could be used for instant communications. Good stuff but too much of a gamechanger to tinker with. What else could my scientist be studying about sub-hyperspace?
 
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