Drones to be used to control the weather

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Drones are going to be used to control the weather in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The drones will be used to charge water droplets which will hopefully produce more rain. This will help get the country more fresh water.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of the hottest countries on the planet. It only gets 10cm of rain per year.

The idea for this came from a team of scientists in Reading, UK, in 2017. Tests have been conducted in the UK and Finland with plans for further testing in Dubai.

During their testing, the team found that when water droplets in clouds have a positive or negative electrical charge, smaller droplets are more likely to merge and grow to become big raindrops.

The size of the raindrops is important, especially in a place like the UAE.

Each drone is propelled into the air using a catapult and is equipped with sensors for measuring temperature and humidity.

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