"This item is no longer in use and will be destroyed when you Rebirth." (CURRENT DESCRIPTION)
"Analyzes ores and uses their data to advance the base. Awards 4 points per 50 ore. Process ore at 1/4th value." (OLD DESCRIPTION)
The Basic Research Center is a Common-tier furnace. It was the first Research Center you can buy and it gives 4 points per 50 ore.