I can't get the research option to work for the life of me. Is it not working currently?
As per instructions (I wish people would read those) --- for the first time in a game session, press option 2 while in galactic view where you can see all the solar systems etc. --- after you hear "activated" go into research screen, click on the tech you want. Mouse over it for the info screen to popup, press option 2 once more and click that same tech again. It should drop to 1 turn.