The Scientific and Technological Advanced Research Laboratories, usually shortened to S.T.A.R. Labs, is a research organization shown in various stories published by DC Comics. S.T.A.R. Labs is most often seen in the Superman and Teen Titans comics.
A partial list of some known locations of S.T.A.R. Labs facilities and their research focuses, where either is known, includes:
Among the dismantled or otherwise inactive facilities:
In the Superman comics, Professor Hamilton formerly worked there, and Dr. Kitty Faulkener, also known as the superheroine Rampage, is currently employed there. Lex Luthor has attempted to buy out S.T.A.R. on at least one occasion.
In Teen Titans, Cyborg's parents, Silas and Eleanor Stone, and his former love interest, Dr. Sarah Charles, all worked for S.T.A.R. The technology used to maintain his mechanical parts comes from S.T.A.R. Labs. Other past S. T.A. R. Labs employees are Murray Takamoto, Dr. Jenet Klyburn, and Dr. Albert Michaels (the first Atomic Skull).
The 1993 comics miniseries S.T.A.R. Corps was about a group of superhumans who had inadvertently gained their powers in a S.T.A.R. Labs experiment.
The labs are featured in the 1996 mini-series The Final Night. As eternal winter threatens the world, thanks to the Sun-Eater, S.T.A.R. Labs keeps their webpage updated with encouragement and various information related to the emergency. Their webpages, as text pieces, are presented at the end of each issue.
S.T.A.R. Labs is shown in the animated "Superman" episode "The Hunter."
In the TV series The Flash, Dr. Christina "Tina" McGee (Amanda Pays), the scientist who helps Barry Allen (John Wesley Shipp) deal with the super-speed that makes him The Flash, works for S.T.A.R. Labs.
In Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, S.T.A.R. Labs was often mentioned as a source of scientific information. It gained more prominence with the introduction of S.T.A.R. scientist Dr. Bernard Klein as a recurring character from the third season onwards. Dallas City Hall doubles as S.T.A.R. Labs' building exterior for long shots during the series.
In Superman: The Animated Series, S.T.A.R. Labs served much the same purpose as it did in Lois and Clark, let alone that the recurring scientist was Professor Hamilton. S.T.A.R. has also made appearances in Justice League Unlimited (although the role it serves in the ongoing story has changed with the darkening tone of the series), and was briefly mentioned in Batman: The Animated Series (its name was shown on one of Batman's monitors).
S.T.A.R. Labs was also mentioned in the Teen Titans cartoon, as the makers of the "Maxiumum 7," a microchip Cyborg uses to upgrade himself in the episode "Overdrive".
S.T.A.R. Labs is also featured in the animated series Krypto the Superdog.