"The point is that some of these extremophiles are like little engines that do really cool stuff." "It sounds to me a lot like nanotechnology."
"Archaeans - sometimes called extremophiles - are like eubacteria in many ways, such as being one-celled and lacking cell nuclei." On the other hand...
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.