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A large (20cm wide) collector typical of non-terrestrial collectives.

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A small piece of a particle computer uncovered by upheavals on the surface of Foundation.

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The exposed particle computer reflexively engages with a compatible collector that has wandered close enough.

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Attendant (AiChicAe) approaching what is colloquially known as 'The Reef' from the southern border. The Reef is a collection of ferral auxons working in loose collaboration that emerged near ancient cliff walls on Foundation.

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A Drifter with a compliment of attendant auxons in care of biological resources en-route to the nearly finished Foundation ring surrounding the surface of Saturn.

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An attendant and cohort of collectors carrying biological resources has arrived on the surface of a Drifter contained within an anomalous space.

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An attendant and particle computer begin the trek to the top of a myd to visit the Loyalist that resides at the peak.

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Attendants carrying completed idea-elements via sub-surface route.

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Auxons use seed crystals to grow the information and data clusters that form their libraries. In addition to storing the cumulative knowledge of the collective, information clusters also house critical instructions for how to engage with the…

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Researchers have noted that collectives use the principles of seed crystals and atomic crystalline structure as the basis for their computing hubs. It is hypothesized that auxons grow critical infrastructure whenever possible to minimize energetic…

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The initial Orb that established the Anomaly was eventually able to enter the pocket of space-time itself. Here it established itself to supervise work and make calculations that would otherwise be intractable.
Within the Anomaly, collectors can be…

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Collectors are very similar to their attendant counterparts, but a collector can reach as tall as thirty centimeters whereas an attendant is rarely larger than eight or nine. The collector is thought to be essentially a descendant of autonomous…

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An observer sifting through a crystal trial looking for suitable crystals. A compression gradient has created crystals of varying size.

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An attendant attempting to interpret an interference pattern. Each dot in the pattern is left by an X-ray that was reflected upon striking electrons within the crystal lattice.

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Due to the uncertainty principle, it is not possible to precisely measure both the momentum and position of a particle simultaneously. Yet, this missing information is essential to write an equation that will ultimately determine a protein’s…

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The auxons now have a rough shape that approximates the actual structure of the target protein. Piece by piece, they scour the model for shapes that look like they might contain a specific amino acid. With knowledge of both the protein sequence and…

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Finally, once the atomic skeleton of the protein is established, the surface of the protein can be generated based on our knowledge of the electrical charges of the fitted amino acids. In this model, lighter areas represent positive charges, while…

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One of the largest semi-autonomous robots. Most often found in four limbed varieties but specimens have been documented with as many as ten. The sole function of a porter appears to be to convey dense material between sites within a collective.

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One of the smaller varieties of semi-autonomous eight limbed robots. The attendants range from three to nine centimeters in height. They are typically found in and around areas whether other robots congregate and can be seen making modifications and…
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