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

Maximum7

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I’m trying to write a story about a scientist who is working on something in the era of the New Republic. He does not believe in the Force. I just need something for him to be researching. It really isn’t that important to the story; it just has to sound cool and scientific. Also it can’t have already been done in Legends or Canon. I want a fresh idea.

It cannot be

  • A time machine
  • A teleporter
  • A matter replicator
  • A singularity Weapon
  • Any type of droid
  • Anything to do with holograms
  • A food synthesizer
  • Anything to do with the Force or Midi-chlorians
  • A shrink ray
  • A freeze ray
  • pico and femtotechnology
  • A Dyson sphere or any type of megastructure.
  • Liquid metal armor or a nano morph
  • Any improvements on the hyperdrive
  • Limb regeneration
  • Hyperspace nullifier
  • Holodeck
  • Knowledge Transfer (Instant learning like in the Matrix)
  • Philosophers Stone
  • Kinetic weapons
  • Solar sail
  • Anything to do with kyber crystals
  • Gene editing
  • Improvements on deflector shields
  • Mech suit
  • Exosuit
  • Gender change
  • Anything to do with anti-aging
  • In canon, during the Empire, scientists were researching methods to control droids, lasers that can punch through deflector shields and ship scale disintigrators. These ideas are therefore taken.
Any ideas?
 

Chaotic42

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A rear-firing mass driver that allows the bad guys to accelerate slightly to catch a ship.
 

sdifox

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improvement on star destroyer shield emitter so they are not stuck on top of the bridge and get taken out and then a fighter can take out the bridge by kamikaze
 

BurnItDwn

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Which one of the 3 star wars movies is the "new republic" era?

"Star Wars" ?
"The Empire Strikes Back" ?
"Return of the Jedi" ?

Or, is this after or before one of them?
 

Ken g6

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improvement on star destroyer shield emitter so they are not stuck on top of the bridge and get taken out and then a fighter can take out the bridge by kamikaze
A viewscreen that provides depth perception (he is insistent that it's not a hologram, as that's an unrelated technology) so a starship's bridge doesn't need windows, and it can be placed deep inside the ship where it's safer.
It could turn into this (call it "optical stealth technology") later.
 

local

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Synthetic Blue Milk
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A proper UI for moisture vaporators that doesn't require droids that understand the apparently unique binary language they use.
 
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snoopy7548

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How about you make him a scientist with no morals? Are there Ewoks in this era? If not, maybe he captured a bunch of them and has been keeping them in cages. He's now performing Nazi-type experiments on them.
 

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