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It’s a snap: the friction-based physics behind a common gesture

A person snapping their fingers

Study of the ordinary finger click has shown that it is one of the fastest human motions, at only 7 milliseconds. Credit: Georgia Tech

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Nature 599, 534 (2021)



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    Acharya, R., Challita, E. J., Ilton, M. & Bhamla, M. S. J. R. Soc. Interface (2021).

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