Monday, March 28, 2011

Qatar's Remote Control 'Clouds' for 2022 World Cup.

When Qatar won the bid to host the 2022 World Cup in Doha, one of the stipulations was to have their open-air soccer stadiums to be air conditioned... but why have an air-conditioned stadium like everybody else... right? 
According to The Peninsula, the small yet wealthy Arab emirate is looking beyond air conditioning and instead plans on cooling a few of their nine stadiums with a fleet of remote-controlled solar powered 'Clouds'...! 
...designed and constructed by a certain Dr. Saud Abdul Ghani and his team. Dr. Ghani, the head of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Qatar University, said that the aircraft (more accurately described as really, really slow drones) will be operated by remote control, made of 100 percent light carbonic materials, and will initially cost half a million dollars each.
Wow... Ghani also mentioned that these RC Clouds could be produced commercially and be launched at beaches, parking lots and playgrounds protecting people from direct and indirect sun rays... 

via engadget

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