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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  • Shinobi

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

  • Shinobi

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

    • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

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

      • Bud Bundy

        Yes. But it would be funny.

  • Mort

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

  • Mort

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

  • http://twitter.com/busteramericana Buster Americana

    Cheaper to just build a dome. Maybe? Hmmmmm

  • http://twitter.com/busteramericana Buster Americana

    Cheaper to just build a dome. Maybe? Hmmmmm

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

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

  • Anonymous

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

  • JoiquimCouteau

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

  • Bud Bundy

    Yes. But it would be funny.

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