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Too Hot: Drones Are Seeding Clouds to Make Rain | MotorBiscuit

With temperatures on the rise and heatwaves pounding the United Arab Emirates, it will try almost anything to cool things down. Anything, like using drones to shoot electricity at clouds to artificially make rain. Just like using drones as flying cars, flying drones seeding clouds is a new take on an old idea. 

Environmentally, using drones to zap clouds is better than salt flairs

A technician fits canisters containing Silver Iodide, Sodium Chloride, and Potassium Chloride onto a BQ-100 Beechcraft aircraft for the cloud seeding | MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP via Getty Images

And that old idea; cloud seeding, came with lots of concerns, both environmentally, and in terms of cost and effectiveness. And it can be dangerous for the pilots. Going in and out of clouds means flying through both updrafts and downdrafts, bouncing the planes around. 

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