An international consortium of scientists, including transport researchers from the German Aerospace Center (DLR), is examining the opportunities and risks of mega-cities and metropolitan areas. The primary research objective, based on the metropolis of Santiago de Chile, is to provide recommendations for strategic urban planning.
The missions and projects planned by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in 2011 underline the importance of research in Germany, specifically in the fields of aeronautics, space, energy, transport and security. Highlights were presented at a new year press conference in Berlin with Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Chairman of the Executive Board, and Ulrich Wagner, Board Member for Energy and Transport.
Traffic noise is annoying, it causes stress and sickness - most people would agree to this. To combat the effects of the noise, we first need to understand how humans react to different types of noise. A research group at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) has addressed this complex subject.