writes "The struggle for freedom is still ongoing in Egypt and one of the many challenges that face the demonstrators in Tahrir Square is the sweltering heat. Skies are mostly clear and temperatures can reach up to 44 degrees Celsius (111 F) with hardly any shade. The risk of life-threatening Heat Stroke is quite real. I ask clever slashdotters out there for novel DIY passive and active ambient cooling techniques. Perhaps some ideas could be a model for saving energy on cooling elsewhere. Link to the map of Tahrir Sq. on Google Maps can be found here http://j.mp/mOvEck and Cairo's Accuweather's link is here http://j.mp/qESveZ"