Artificial cloud to cool venues at 2022 World Cup

Dubai: A Qatar-based engineering teacher has unveiled a design of an artificial cloud to shade and cool the open playgrounds to be used during the 2022 World Cup in Doha.

Saud Abdul Ghani, head of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Qatar University, said that the project will be executed in collaboration with Qatar Science and Technology Park.

"Artificial cloud will move by remote control, made of 100 per cent light carbonic materials, fuelled by four solar-powered engines and it will fly high to protect direct and indirect sun rays to control temperatures at the open playgrounds," he told the local Arabic media.

Abdul Ghani said the initial model of the cloud cost $500,000 but the cost will decrease upon launching commercial models which could also be used at beaches and car parkings by using the mobile phone.

Bureau Report

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