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Ice Cream - Enterprise's mess stocks what Travis calls "homemade ice cream". (Fortunate Son)

IDIC - Acronym for Infinite Diversity in Infinate Combinations - the idea of how different things combine to form something of beauty. This concept is a cornerstone of Vulcan philosopy. (The Andorian Incident)

Immunocytic Gel Worms - A type of small animal that lives in a fluid environment. Doctor Phlox keeps immunocytic gel worms aboard Enterprise for medical use. Don't shake them. (Broken Bow)

Impulse drive - The general term for a sublight propulsion system, especially one powered by fusion reactors. Normally, full impulse speed is one-quarter the speed of light. Although this is adequate for most interplanetary travel, within a single solar system, it is inadequate for travel between the stars. Faster-than-light velocities, necessary for interstellar flight, generally requires the use of warp drive. Aboard most Earth and Federation starships, impulse drive is powered by one or more fusion reactors that employ deuterium fuel to yield helium plasma and a lot of power. Enterprise has four impulse engines. The impulse engines on Enterprise and her shuttles glow blue-white. (Broken Bow)

Impulse Reactors - Mayweather tells a ghost story in which an assistant engineer began to act oddly, and almost overloaded the impulse reactors. (Strange New World)

Impulse Relays - When plasma lightning hits the port bow, "C-Deck, Subsection Four" it creates a power surge in the "impulse relays". This in turn leads to an antimatter cascade that almost destroys the ship. (Cold Front)

Impulse speed - Speed lower than lightspeed, or more precise: speed obtained by impulse drive. Unit of speeds lower than light: We speak of full, half and quarter impulse. The velocity of 'full impulse' depends on the ship's maximum impulse speed.

Inaprovaline - Cardio stimulatory pharmaceutical. Used as an antitoxin to counteract effects produced when an alien plant spore toxin became active due to a breakdown of tropolisine (another plant spore chemical) in the bloodstream. (Strange New World)

Inertial clamp - A component of the Suliban docking interface. (Broken Bow)

Infrared scanner - A component of a starship's targeting systems. Reed says he might be able to compensate for the targetting problem by refocusing the infrared scanner, which would take the better part of a day to accomplish. (Fight or Flight)

Ingari Monestary - The oldest monestary Captain Archer had ever visited before his trip to PíJem, the Ingari Monestary is in Tibet, on Earth. (The Andorian Incident)

Intercom - Aboard certain Earth and Federation spacecraft, a wall or console mounted voice communications terminal. The wall intercom can be patched into an external com signal. (Strange New World)

Interspecies Medical Exchange - A program set up by the Vulcans to share medical data and techniques among intelligent species. Doctor Phlox was a participant in the Interspecies Medical Exchange, assigned to Earth. (Broken Bow)

"Invocation of Renewal" - The "Invocation of Renewal" has at least three verses: "Goran tonia Agosoria, Yoraya uralan porporo gost / Totonya tur eeta dura / Tyana mooreeta". Each verse is chanted by a cantor, then repeated by the other celebrants. (Cold Front) SEE: Agosoria, Great Plume of

Ion storm - A turbulent mass of ionized gas in space with violent electromagnetic effects. Enterprise traveled through an ion storm after leaving Kronos in 2151. "You can't be afraid of the wind". (Broken Bow) Travis says the weather on Strange New World is nothing compared to flying through an ion storm at warp 2. (Strange New World)


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