Qatar a small middle-eastern nation will be hosting the World Cup 2022. In many ways it was a great surprise when FIFA appointed the world cup to Qatar because it was such a small country with little football history. That’s not to mention the heat – with temperatures averaging 38+ degrees in June and July, the very months in which the 2022 world cup tournament will be held, many commentators wondered how a sporting event would manage in such an extreme climate.
In order to combat this difficult problem Qatar has had to come up with some extremely ingenious solutions. To start with, all stadiums are to be equipped with solar powered air conditioners to ensure players and spectators are cool and comfortable. But scientists at Qatar University have taken things a step further by inventing an artificial “cloud” that can be deployed over the stadium.
According to the University’s head of Mechanical and Industrial Engeering, the cloud will be a remote controlled carbon structure which could be used to block sunlight during the game. I’m not quite sure how the science behind this “cloud” works, but it will supposedly be filled with a helium balloon of sorts. I guess we will have to wait and see what amazing technological advances the Qatar world cup 2022 will bring!
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