Those researchers and developers who can bring in the big budgets and the large grants spare no expense when it comes to the labs they do their work in. The Syphon-Class Research and Development Stations are the medium sized R & D stations in terms of size. Like its sister stations, the Syphon-class station spares no expense when it comes to features.
For example, for added convenience, there is a built in computer network that connects all the rooms and halls to a central database. This central database is accessible through literally hundreds of computer terminals and can store millions upon millions of bits of information. It is used to keep track of incoming supplies, newest developments, and a vast amount of knowledge rivaling most libraries. Using this almost infinite resource, the scientists are able to work quickly without consistently relying on outside sources.
One of the principle uses of these stations is their ability to modify starships, vehicles, and even items. The scientists toiling away in the bowls of the station are looking for ways to add an extra boost to speed on fighters, increase power to weapons on capital ships, increase armor on vehicles, and even increase ammunition capacity on weapons. The Syphon-class Research and Development Stations are not limited to what they can do, but only by the ideas of those working and living on the stations.