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‘Artificial Cooling Cloud’ In Development For Qatar World Cup

By Chris Wright

Bods from the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department at Qatar University have unveiled their design for an ‘artificial cloud’ that could be used to temper the desert country’s blistering heat during the 2022 World Cup.

According to the spiel, the cloud is positioned by remote control, made of 100% light carbonic materials, filled with helium, fuelled by four solar-powered engines (I imagine there’s a lot of that knocking about in Qatar) and it’s primary function will be to hover above the various stadiums in order to ‘filter both direct and indirect UV rays, as well as controlling temperatures at pitch level’ – all at a cost of around $500,000.

Whether or not the design was inspired by the clouds that shrouded FIFA’s bidding process has not yet been disclosed.


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By Chris on March 23rd, 2011 in World Cup. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

25 Responses to “‘Artificial Cooling Cloud’ In Development For Qatar World Cup”

  1. :) says:

    zing indeed. should have given it to australia

  2. Gibby says:

    So what happens to the wingers, full backs and goalie do they just get fried along with the crowd !!!

  3. The Yank says:

    Never going to happen. Its not practical and its dangerous. The World Cup won’t be held in the winter either (for obvious reasons). 2022 Qatar will go down as the most heat-stroke inducing World Cup in history, all because Blatter & Co. wanted another pure gold fountain in their office.

    If it were me, I’d hire professional tentists alike to construct massive tents to go over the entire stadium, circus style. Actually, if it were me, I’d have understood it gets blisteringly hot in Qatar and never given it to them in the first place.

  4. TfromZ says:

    I agree with the yank^
    Its terrible what FIFA does for money, Qatar looks impossible to cool so far.

  5. Adam says:

    I’m just wanting to know how FIFA will try to spin it when one of these malfunctions and crashes into the stands.

    Also, back when they were bidding for this world cup weren’t they claiming all the stadiums would be air conditioned?

  6. Ruperto says:

    no way it can’t be done

  7. DeeDee says:

    Qatar Won , you lost get Over it and stop crying like little girls

  8. DeeDee says:

    They have time and they’re trying to do somethng about the possible problems. i guess till that time you will keep on whinning about it, and they would make an amazing world cup. I will enjoy this for next 10 years or so .. please keep on whinning and crying .. whyyyy

  9. Montesquieu says:

    This is officially retarded.

  10. craig says:

    it would also be difficult playing under a shadow like that, no?

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  12. meh says:

    It’s just big, oddly shaped blimp. I bet the cost to design and build that could buy a lot of air conditioning. Maybe combine that AC with this other new invention I heard about for creating shade, called a roof.

  13. Jose says:

    Why don’t they just make the stadiums temporary arenas? In ’94 games were played in the Silverdome, which had artificial turf, so surely they could make it happen with their oil money. Especially since most of them will be broken down and sold off after the WC anyway…

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  17. notagolfer says:

    the world cup with the greatest carbon footprint ever. yay for sport. making rich people richer & killing the world.

  18. Preserved Killick says:

    It’s ok folks. By 2022 the enormous radioactive dust cloud that will circle the planet should provide ample cover for the players and fans. Qatar will probably be under the sea by then, so I’f imagine the real challenge would be constructing the huge hover-stadia that will be necessary.

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  21. Craig says:

    What about a roof?

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