Today’s Solutions: May 29, 2024

A hand getting ready to snap its fingers.

Marvel at the power of the finger snap

Turns out the simple snap is a physics gold mine. Thanks to high-speed video footage from Georgia Tech in Atlanta, exactly how impressive the movement is has been exposed. The research group, led by Saad Bhamla, actually took inspiration from Marvel’s 2018 smash hit Avengers: Infinity War. Read More...

Center and fringe

Center and fringe

The center gets a lot of attention, but the fringes are more interesting. James Geary | May 2009 issue The center, we are told, should be our goal, both our starting point and our destination. But the fringes are more interesting. It is here, on the periphery, where friction produces its most Read More...