The Energy Research Lab, or E.R.L., is a study compound that physicists do their research of understanding interactions of matter and energy across the physical universe in The Cat from Outer Space.

When the military want to know how the energy works, Liz advise the head physicist, Dr. Heffel, to look bring Dr. Wilson in. It made Jake took an interest on his theory on power source of being self-powered.

Each key physicist has their own research: