Sometimes when faced with otherworldly forces modern humans can sometimes, depending on the setting, have a good idea of what they need.
This is when they actually think to take a common piece of technology in real life, and mingle it together with an alien device, power source, or somethting else that has been explained reasonably, but which is otherworldly in nature.
Effectively its when human technology doesn't have to be completely kept seperate from alien techonlogy and thus we can have human laptops with excessively long term alien batteries, Doctor Who
or phones that can get a signal back to earth from another point in time-space all together.
The current name is based on the fuel Naquadah
Naming suggestions requested!