Robotic Clouds Could Help Cool 2022 Qatar World Cup (Animation)

Qatar 2022BBC Sport reports:

Scientists at Qatar University claim to have developed artificial clouds to provide shade for stadia and training grounds at the 2022 World Cup.

The fierce summer heat in the Gulf has led to concerns about conditions for players and fans at the tournament. Temperatures in June and July can reach up to 50 C.

Qatar were announced as hosts in December, and Fifa president Sepp Blatter initially said he expected the 2022 competition to be moved to winter.

But Blatter has since stated that he feels the tournament will go ahead as planned in the summer months. Qatar plan to air condition their World Cup stadia via solar power, and now scientists have designed the ‘clouds’, which can be produced at a cost of $500,000 (about £310,000) each.

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12 Comments on "Robotic Clouds Could Help Cool 2022 Qatar World Cup (Animation)"

  1. hmmm… wouldn’t want that thing failing over my head…

  2. hmmm… wouldn’t want that thing failing over my head…

  3. Talk about over-engineering things. Would a roof not just do the same thing?

  4. Talk about over-engineering things. Would a roof not just do the same thing?

  5. Cheaper to just build a dome. Maybe? Hmmmmm

  6. Cheaper to just build a dome. Maybe? Hmmmmm

  7. would i be a bad person for thinking it funny if this thing fell on the stadium during the game?

  8. Anonymous | Apr 4, 2011 at 2:41 pm |

    LETS BUILD FAKE CLOUDS SO WE CAN PLAY SOCCER IN THE DESERT GOD AREN’T HUMANS JUST GREAT

  9. JoiquimCouteau | Apr 4, 2011 at 10:41 am |

    LETS BUILD FAKE CLOUDS SO WE CAN PLAY SOCCER IN THE DESERT GOD AREN’T HUMANS JUST GREAT

  10. Bud Bundy | Apr 5, 2011 at 3:43 am |

    Yes. But it would be funny.

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