"I shared how cellular respiration and combustion are different. I had to simplify it down by saying that combustion is like a slide that goes fast and that cellular respiration is like stairs because it has many steps to it."
"The Internal Combustion Engine is like Christianity or the English language, its gonna win in the end. Electric Cars will be Judaism and German or Latin, not clear which but it doesn't matter."
"It is not an "analogy", it is a reality. An IC (Internal Combustion) engine is like a compressor sucking one side and pushing the other side. It sucks the mixture on the intake and pushes the exhaust out. The fact that the intake stuff can explode and create pressure inside the engine gives us our power."
"An internal combustion engine is like a big air pump, and the more air you can get it to pump, the more torque and horsepower it will make. Things like bigger camshafts, aftermarket intakes and exhausts can help increase airflow to a certain point, but ultimately, to get the most out of your high-tech air pump, you've got to make the cylinder head more efficient. "
"An internal combustion engine is like a furnace, it burns fuel to create energy. And naturally, it creates exhaust gases which must be evacuated. So the better the exhaust system, the more power the engine can create."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.