Ok everyone, time to show off your smarts! This might require some research…sorry. In the vein of episodes like TNG: “Relics” (Dyson’s Sphere), TNG: “The Masterpiece Society” (stellar core fragment), and VOY: “Good Shepard” (dark matter), the problem introduced in your story must be based on a real scientific fact, theory, or research. It can involve any type of natural science: biology, astronomy, physics, etc… Try to find something that canon Trek hasn’t really hit on yet (there’s a lot out there, trust me). Edit: If a participant unintentionally uses a phenomenon that canon used, he/she will not be disqualified. As much as we all love Trek, we can't memorize everything. Any time period, any characters. The solution to the problem can be anything you want. So watch an episode of Discovery Channel’s The Universe, consult those guys over at the Trek Tech forum, grab a hyper spanner for that Heisenberg compensator, and remember…heavy on the ‘tech talk!’ The word limit is 3000, due to all that tech babble. The deadline is: 29 April at 12:00am GMT (28 April at 6:00pm CST) Voting will begin thereafter.