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Mar 25, 2011

Qatar Will Use $500,000 Artificial Clouds for the World Cup

Apparently, the artificial clouds, developed by scientists at Qatar University, are made from a "lightweight carbon structure carrying a giant envelope of material containing helium gas." There are four solar-powered engines that will move the "cloud" (via remote control) to block the sun and make the temperature playable. 

This is cool! But this will also happen in 2022, a whole 11 years from now where we'll likely be using an iPhone 16 (which hopefully by then, will have its own artificial cloud) and seeing a dominant US soccer team win the damn thing. One or the other, at least.




24 comments:

Idea Comics said...

That's totally sick. Should be fun to see.

chronometer said...

Very creative solution.

Equal said...

very interesting...we make clouds lol

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Biff Tanner said...

Very cool!

Astronomy Pirate said...

Cool technical idea. I wonder if there will be an iphone app for that?

Malkavian said...

Damn thats cool, I MAKE MY OWN CLOUDS, want some rain?? here let me cloud it up for you

Tibble said...

thats alot of mola for clouds!

Triper said...

Looks very interesting, any other pics ?

jmacabroad said...

sounds cool but, I think I'll forgotten by then haha.

Colin B said...

suddenly the clouds unexpectedly start shooting out lightning in the stadium

shaman said...

thats kind of freaky

eXo said...

Thats pretty crazy!

iridial said...

The fact that they have to come up with something like this just shows how stupid FIFA were to give Qatar the world cup... Nice blog though :)

tissue rejection said...

Pretty cool. Thanks for the info.

Admin said...

Haha, fake clouds. It'll be well worth it.

jamierod.rodriguez said...

Artificial clouds, wow, they really focus on the details, huh :S

Stevesonaplane said...

Sounds pretty awesome. Hope a player doesn't get struck by lightning.

jblogger45 said...

cool!

techKNOWLEDGEy said...

This is pretty fucking awesome. Not gonna lie.

Janez said...

wtf is FIFA thinking theire going to give the World Cup to a nation that never ever qualified for the world cup and never will!!! damn asshole /followed

Jay.CA said...

22 years? can't wait. :)

Sean said...

Wow, that's fucking awesome!

MRanthrope said...

we'll have PCUs/internet in our contact lenses by then.

Alexis said...

I hope this looks as good on the TV as it would at the actual stadium.