2022 Qatar World Cup

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

Artificial clouds

Qatar has limited real estate to build World Cup capacity infrastructure and it’s really hot in the summer, with 50 degree Celsius.

They 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 each.

“The ‘clouds’ are made from a lightweight carbon structure, and carry a giant envelope of material containing helium gas” said Saud Abdul Ghani, head of the mechanical and industrial engineering department at the university

Four solar-powered engines move the structure via remote control.

There’s also an ongoing debate on whether the games should be held in the cooler winter months instead.