NSDL teaching resources related to “deformation”

The issue-focused, peer-reviewed article posits that before cloning be considered permissible medicine for human infertility, society needs to resolve many questions. Examples are: Is cloning unnatural self-engineering? Will failures, such as deformed offspring, be acceptable? Will cloning lead to designer babies who are denied an open future? Who is socially responsible for cloned humans? Do clones have rights and legal protection?

Primer on Ethics and Human Cloning

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This outline of basic information on earthquakes starts with an explanation of an earthquake, including the forces acting on rock, (tension, compression, and shear) and plastic and elastic deformation of rock. Next, the principle of the seismograph, seismometer, and seismogram along with the three types of seismic waves are discussed.

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Side view of a bacterial biofilm revealing structural deformation caused by fluid flow as the flow velocity was varied between 0 and 1.0 m/s.

Biofilm Viscoelasticity

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