Scientists at the University of Qatar say that they have created artificial clouds designed to beat the heat and shield soccer stadiums during the 2022 World Cup. Qatar caught a lot of heat with its 2022 World Cup hosting win. Many people (this writer included) wondered how in the heck a soccer tournament was supposed to be played in the middle of the desert during the height of summer.
These questions now have answers in the form of artificial clouds. The artificial clouds will be remote-controlled and powered by four solar engines. The artificial clouds are estimated to cost around $500,000 apiece -- a pittance for a country as rich as Qatar. Qatar is also planning on making smaller artificial clouds designed to shield you from the sun wherever you go. Innovation by necessity, you've gotta love it.
Scientists at Qatar University Invent Artificial Clouds
Michael Hines — March 27, 2011 — Unique