Posts byAlin-Gheorghe Hampău


Scenarios for Viral Resurgence

It’s everywhere on the news. You’ve probably heard or read about it. It’s the thing that’s been constantly on our minds for the past couple weeks, the invisible enemy that sequesters us indoors. Whether you’re referring to the virus itself (SARS-CoV-2) or the associated disease (COVID-19), the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has successfully managed to make

The Opportunities of Global Warming

The Case of the Svalbard Islands

In recent times, the phrase ‘global warming’ – or its somewhat broader placeholder, ‘climate change’ – has been on everyone’s minds. Whether you have actively engaged with the subject or you have just briefly discussed it with your friends over coffee, it is quite likely that you know the basics. Earth is hot. Or at

How to Make Your Own Country

A Guide on Drafting Territorial Borders

“I’d love to have my own country!” – quite a lot of people have had this thought at some point during their lives. If you’re one of them, this article is for you. Whether you were fascinated by being a leader to millions or fancied the idea of creating a tightly knit community, a ‘personal’

Quantum Banking

How it can change everything we know about money and digital security

In recent news, Google has allegedly achieved ‘quantum supremacy’. Specifically, the tech giant claims to have built the first quantum computer, a state-of-the-art device capable of outperforming even the most powerful supercomputers. Named after an American species of tree, the Sycamore quantum processor was able to perform a set of calculations in 200 seconds. At