In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, the crew travels back to 20th century Earth and needs to build an aquarium onboard their ship. Scotty delivered the formula for a future technology called transparent aluminum to a manufacturer in trade for the materials they need to finish their mission.
21st-century scientists have now made a high-strength, lightweight, optically-clear material called ALON and, you guessed it, it’s basically transparent aluminum.
ALON – Transparent Aluminum – is a ceramic composed of Aluminium, Oxygen and Nitrogen.
Watch as youtube channel Wonder World demonstrates this amazing material and its exciting possible applications.Wake up Right! Subscribe to our Morning Briefing and get the news delivered to your inbox before breakfast!