Wind energy has been an attractive renewable energy source, and in recent decades, highly efficient horizontal axis wind turbines have been developed and successfully deployed. However, alternative designs for wind energy conversion have also been proposed. In previous studies, a novel swing sail design for wind energy harvesting was proposed and analyzed. This turbine harvests energy by pitching...
The scientist does not study nature because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it, and he delights in it because it is beautiful.
In this essay, we briefly survey the contemporary scientific and philosophical debates on emergence and conclude that this notion has become a dilemma. We argue that the reason for this dilemma is metaphysical. Subsequently, we investigate...
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