How 'rain drones' in Dubai use electric shocks against clouds to trigger rain to battle extreme temperatures

Dubai launched a project to deal with high temperatures. Dubai will create its own rain for the project. Drones with electrical charges can be used to accomplish this. Ten Things in Tech: Keep up-to-date with the latest tech trends and innovations. Loading Click Sign up to receive marketing emails and other offers from Insider. It can be difficult to combat heat in hot places, such as the United Arab Emirates, where temperatures can easily reach 120 F at certain times of year. Scientists in Dubai, UAE, have created their own rain to combat high temperatures. Vanguard reported that Dubai now uses drones to fly towards the clouds and emit electrical charges to create rain. The clouds are caused by the charges to form rain when they gather around each other. This technique, also known as "cloud seeding", is used to increase low-annual rainfall. It seems to be working. This cloud seeding effort is part of a $15 million ongoing project by the United Arab Emirates in order to generate rainwater in the country. Experts at the University of Reading in England created the technology. Maarten Ambaum, a professor who was involved in the project, stated that the Emirates had enough clouds for rain to make it possible. According to Vanguard, Professor Ambaum said that rain will fall when the drops combine and become large enough. The UAE is also exploring ways to preserve rainwater that falls on the ground rather than let it evaporate. According to the ministry, there are 130 dams and dikes in the country that have a storage capacity of 120 millions cubic meters. Abdulla al-Mandoos, NCMS' executive director, stated that studies are being done to design more dams and protect water with the goal of directing rain from the clouds to the aquifer. He said, "We don't want to waste any water."