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n=127

The Prion Moons....

a: Prion ~
b: mis molded protein

What: The prion is a mis-molded, misshaped protein. It's a protein that's supposed to be round like the full moon but it shaped like the crescent moon, more or less. That fact doesn't mean much. What it does do is change the shapes of other proteins that it binds with. Imagine a sky with many full moons and one crescent moon. The crescent moon binds with a full moon and turn it into 2 crescent moons stuck together. The 2 crescent moons then stick to another full moon and then there are 3 crescent moons stuck together. The process continues with all the moons in the sky.

Useful?
Writer: Lucretia
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 10 2013 7:17 PM


I Now Pronounce You Hydrogen And Hydrogen

a: Fusion ~
b: a minister at a wedding

What: "Fusion is like a minister at a wedding. It joins two light elements, forming a more massive element, and releasing energy in the process."

Useful?
Writer: Marty Baker
LCC:
Where:
Date: Aug 21 2013 6:00 PM



a: vision ~
b: carving a statue

What:

"Clarifying a church vision is like carving a statue. You start with a huge block of stone and cut away all that doesn't belong to the final product. You trim away the excess, anything that prevents the statue from having all the lines and clarity you want. Finally, the statue is left, much smaller than the original block, but communicating much more at the same time."


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Sep 3 2014 10:46 AM


Form And Substance It Is::

a: Vision ~
b: rudder

What: "Thus goes a Persian proverb - "Wise men in east preach: see today with the eyes of tomorrow." Man without vision is like a ship without compass. This is aptly so in the field of higher education, especially in the emerging era of unprecedented competition and surcharged pace of globalization where a student has to strive on the basis of his own competence."

Useful?
Writer: Sardarshahr, Rajasthan
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Sep 3 2014 10:42 AM


Form And Substance It Is::

a: vision ~
b: the painting within the frame

What:

"Charlotte Roberts gives two good illustrations of the difference between mission and vision. A mission is like the frame around a painting. It defines and puts boundaries around the area of work for the organization. A vision is like the painting within the frame. It describes the outcome the artist had in mind, and it plays out within the frame of mission. "


Useful?
Writer: Charlotte Roberts
LCC:
Where:
Date: Sep 3 2014 10:41 AM



a: vision ~
b: game plan

What:

"Creating a vision is like making a game plan in a sporting event. It gives you the power to map out what needs to happen so you will win on the field, court or track. A vision is bigger than a single game plan though.If you could map out where your path will take you in life, what would you see? "


Useful?
Writer: Gary Kobat
LCC:
Where:
Date: Sep 3 2014 10:44 AM



a: Lesion ~
b: a painting or a piece of sculpture

What:

Dr. Ackerman has been enamored of the skin and its diseases since his earliest days as a resident at Columbia. Studying dermatology, to him, was like taking courses in art history. ''If you know a certain artist you can recognize him again,'' he said. ''So it is with lesions in the skin. A lesion is like a painting or a piece of sculpture.''


Useful?
Writer: Dr. A. Bernard Ackerman
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 26 2015 10:37 AM


They Come And They Go

a: Emotion ~
b: student activism

What: "On the other hand, action based on the impulses of emotion is like student activism - one sees a flurry of activity for a period of time, and then it ends when one "moves on" in life with marriage, a career, and related concerns."

Useful?
Writer: Faraz Rabbani
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Apr 22 2012 11:40 PM


Peeling Tothe Core

a: Emotion ~
b: potato

What: "Emotion is like a potato; every morning when I peel the potatoc and when i get the potato without it layer it's white and also tasteful. Similarly, when we peel the emotion and experiences are gone than we understand the exact nature of emotion!!!!"

Useful?
Writer: Manisha Anthasa
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Apr 22 2012 11:43 PM


Don't Let It Burn Too Long

a: Emotion ~
b: nuclear material

What: "But as marvelous as it is, emotion is like nuclear material. If you don't fully understand it and learn to control it (particularly as emotion pertains to you in stressful situations), it will quickly flash out-of-control and explode into those unwanted meltdown experiences like panic, rage, and general indecision or poor decision-making."

Useful?
Writer: W. THOMAS SMITH, JR.
LCC:
Where:
Date: Apr 22 2012 11:45 PM


A Bouncing Ball That Goes No Where

a: Emotion ~
b: a ballof energy

What: "A trapped emotion is like a ball of energy that vibrates at different frequencies. It has negative, destructive vibrations that can inflict pain or malfunctions of bodily tissues. Trapped emotions can also cause depressive feelings, anxiety and emotional problems often referred as emotional baggage."

Useful?
Writer: A La Carte Wellness
LCC:
Where:
Date: Apr 22 2012 11:48 PM


I Hope It's Not Too Large

a: Emotion ~
b: the wave of an ocean

What: "Imagine that the emotion is like the wave of an ocean. It comes toward you, breaks, and recedes."

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Apr 22 2012 11:50 PM


Give Them Some Juice

a: Emotion ~
b: unwelcome guest knocking at the door

What: "A negative emotion is like an unwelcome guest knocking on your door. You may not want to invite the emotion in but it just barges in and makes itself at home. Before you know it, the emotion's unpacked, and starts taking over the house - coloring your thoughts, shaping how you communicate, and undermining your best intentions." A discussion of how to deal with bad feelings.

Useful?
Writer: http://wisdomheart.com/products/mantra_emotions
LCC:
Where:
Date: Apr 22 2012 11:53 PM


Pick The Outside And Eat The Inside

a: Emotion ~
b: an artichoke

What: "Averill and Nunley suggest emotion is like an artichoke, you can pick the surface off it and reach their heart - a personal experience."

Useful?
Writer: Averill and Nunley
LCC:
Where:
Date: Apr 22 2012 11:57 PM


Put These Together

a: Emotion ~
b: weather ,both continuous and discrete

What: Continuous weather stuff: Temperature, humidity, wind, velocity, barometric pressure. These are measured. Discrete weather stuff: Storm, tornado, blizzard, hurricane, typhoon. These are classified. The linked document is a discussion of emotions. The file is rather large.

Useful?
Writer: Rosalind W. Picard,
LCC:
Where:
Date: Apr 23 2012 12:03 AM


Emotion As Art?

a: Emotion ~
b: any medium of art

What: "Emotion, although possessing great artistic potential is, instead, often expressed artlessly. In reality, emotion is like any medium of art. Emotion can be molded, shaped, colored and shaded to form a stunning example of fine art or it can be a derisory flop. "

Useful?
Writer: michael.cornwall@eit
LCC:
Where:
Date: Apr 23 2012 12:07 AM


I Hope It's Not A Toll Rode

a: Emotion ~
b: a highway to the brain

What: "Emotion is like the highway to the brain. Great stories are more like a movie than a presentation and just like a good movie, our stories are crafted to stimulate an emotional as well as a logical response within the audience. Your colleagues will find our stories engaging and effective because they activate the listener's imagination."

Useful?
Writer: The Customer's Shoes
LCC:
Where:
Date: Apr 23 2012 12:10 AM


Moving Earth In Small Pieces......

a: Erosion ~
b: a dump truck

What: "Construction analogy: weathering is like blasting, erosion is like a dump truck that hauls material away"

Useful?
Writer: Jay Ghosh
LCC:
Where:
Date: Dec 6 2012 12:18 PM


Erosion As Dirty Wate On A Drive Way

a: Erosion ~
b: watering a dirty drive way

What: "Erosion is like when water hits your drive way and carries things with it"

Useful?
Writer: Catie
LCC:
Where:
Date: Dec 6 2012 12:21 PM


No More Food......

a: Erosion ~
b: gradual loss of food production

What: "Losing soil through erosion is like gradual loss of our capability to produce food and earn our livelihood. Someone has rightly said that Soil erosion is any nation's worst enemy - far worse than any outside enemy coming into a country and conquering it because it is an enemy you cannot see vividly. Our State loses equivalent of thousands of hectares of farmland through erosion each year."

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Dec 6 2012 12:24 PM


Difficult To Stop.....

a: Erosion ~
b: death and taxes

What: "Erosion is like death and taxes," he said. "It will happen no matter what you do.'

Useful?
Writer: Jeff Talley
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Dec 6 2012 12:27 PM


But Where Is The Lumber Jack?

a: Fission ~
b: a logger

What: "Very simply, fission is like a logger. It splits a massive element into fragments, releasing energy in the process. Otto Frisch named the effect "nuclear fission: because of its resemblance to biological fission -- cell division. Fission itself is a nuclear process which does not usually occur naturally in nature. (That we are aware of.)"

Useful?
Writer: Hans Bethe
LCC:
Where:
Date: Aug 21 2013 5:58 PM


Hamer On!

a: Fission ~
b: a hammer to Humpty Dumpty

What: "Fission is like a hammer to Humpty Dumpty. Fission is like putting Humpty Dumpty back together and then making him give you all of his Gold. Fission is like an out-breathe... Fusion is like an in-breathe."

Useful?
Writer: Spur
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 21 2013 6:09 PM


Downhill Train W/o Breaks.....

a: Fission ~
b: train running downhill

What: "This is the essential problem with fission. Fission is like a train running downhill, if the brakes fail it runs away. Fusion is the opposite. Private companies see a meltdown as a cost of doing business. If it's cheaper to compensate than avoid that is what they will do. Xeon fought the valdez fines all the way to the high court and the legal bills ended up a fraction of the fines, and of course they are tax deductable. Watch BP do the same trick. Ask the Alaskan fishermen how well they cmae out of that."

Useful?
Writer: guzzis3
LCC:
Where:
Date: Aug 21 2013 6:12 PM



a: The ion ~
b: a marble in a saucer on a railway train

What:

"For the ions to acquire a high
energy from a small bunch of electrons
the bunch must move like the carrot in
front of the donkey but also accelerate
to keep pace with the ions.
This is the mode of acceleration called ion drag. Because of the complexity of the motions and interactions I like to think of another analogy.
The ion is like a marble in a saucer on a railway train. Given a sufficiently gradual acceleration the marble will stay in the saucer and acquire the velocity of the t~rai "


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Feb 21 2014 5:45 PM



a: Passion ~
b: a light switch

What:

"Passion is like a light switch. When it is turned on it triggers a domino effect of other success characteristics"


Useful?
Writer: Tom Corley
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jun 10 2015 5:31 PM


Cat As Ion......

a: Ion channel ~
b: cat door

What: "The ion channel is like a cat door. It allows the ions to move through the membrane by making a sort of tunnel. My cats' door can be set to open in both directions, only one direction, or stay closed. So I can keep them on either side of the big door. Ion channels can be like this too. They may always be open, but it is more likely that they will only be open at certain times."

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: May 9 2013 7:21 PM


A Water Tunnel????

a: Ion channel ~
b: a tube filled with water

What: "Neurons have a special class of proteins in their membrane called ion channels, which move ions from the inside to the outside of the cell (or the other way). An ion channel is like a tube filled with water so that an ion can cross the membrane without ever encountering the fat of the membrane, which would stop its movement. The tube (channel) can open and close on command of the cell, in about a thousandth of a second."

Useful?
Writer: Scientist Bill
LCC:
Where:
Date: May 9 2013 7:24 PM



a: passion play ~
b: a requiem or a panto

What:

"Meanwhile, the new producer asked me if I could do an edit of the script. Finally, something to sink my teeth into, so I waded in. I left the musical numbers in - not my problem - and also a lot of the somewhat specific stage directions, e.g. "Jesus breaks into a sweat". But I got the Ring Cycle down to about 2 hours; I honed the dialogue so that people spoke to each other more or less colloquially, rather than in slightly out of context Bible quotes; and I gave it some narrative drive so that one scene - and indeed the actions within each scene - should lead logically and naturally into the next. In many ways a passion play is like a requiem or a panto - you already know what elements go into it, the enjoyment is in seeing what the performers do with them - but even so it should all make sense as a whole."


Useful?
Writer: Ben
LCC:
Where:
Date: Apr 22 2014 3:01 PM



a: Passion play ~
b: revival in the church

What:

"One of our church members remarked that The Passion Play is like a. "revival in the church." It does bring us together as God's people to sing."


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Apr 22 2014 3:04 PM



a: Ignition coil ~
b: a large capacitor

What: "an ignition coil is like a large capacitor, applying voltage creates a an electrical field ( charging the capacitor ) turning the coil off causes the field to collapse, and if there is a ground path ( spark plug with small gap ) there will be a spark. the distributor just aims the energy field to the respective spark plug in sequence. it also switches the ignitor on and off"

Useful?
Writer: Blkvoodoo
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 4 2013 5:21 PM



a: Question mark ~
b: glass blown exclamation point

What: "Personally, if I had thought of the simile that a question mark is like a glass blown exclamation point, I wouldn't be able to get over the excitement of what I had just thought of. Which is to say, I'm too novice or egotistical a writer to even think of trying to develop a context for it."

Useful?
Writer: Not Clear
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 15 2013 7:28 PM



a: Question mark ~
b: a dagger pointed at the heart of God

What: "How easily we succumb. All of us have served the Prince of Darkness and lived in his realm too long. When we enter the kingdom of God's Son we bring our doubts and suspicions with us. Something painful happens in your life and you ask "why?" and that question mark is like a dagger pointed at the heart of God. How easily we suspect that when some reversal happens in our lives God is against us."

Useful?
Writer: Haddon W. Robinson
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 15 2013 7:30 PM


The Worry Mark

a: Question mark ~
b: little fishing hook

What: "The chain reaction begins with our response to uncertain threats, however, and it's at this point, perhaps, that we can nip it in the bud before "What if?" thinking develops into pathological worry. Otherwise, the "What if?" question mark is like a little fishing hook that keeps our attention snagged."

Useful?
Writer: Donald Robertson
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 15 2013 7:34 PM


And Then It Straightens Up

a: Question mark ~
b: a spiral of energy

What: "Life proceeds as an infinite series of questions that are posed to us and through us. Whether we pose the questions out of our free-thinking mind or whether they appear to be thrust upon us by circumstances, we can each make a case that in our particular atom of awareness, in our particular universe, each of these questions is of great moment. The coiled up question mark is like a spiral of energy that seeks to be released in some kind of "answer.""

Useful?
Writer: Doug Mackey
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 15 2013 7:36 PM



a: Question mark ~
b: a light bulb

What: "The shape of a Question Mark is like a light bulb. Just like a bulb lights up and spreads brightness, similarly asking the right questions can dispel the darkness of ignorance."

Useful?
Writer: Krishna Gupta
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 15 2013 7:38 PM


A union member is like an indentured servant

a: A union member ~
b: an indentured servant

What: "A union member is like an indentured servant." This is a really weak analogy. The linked article describes how manditory union dues are a form of forced assocation, which is un democratic. The association is weak. Indentured servants are paying off debt to become free. Union members are forced to pay dues to be represented. There's a big difference, in principle.

Useful?
Writer: Buzz Hargrove
LCC: J
Where:
Date: Aug 2 2011 12:53 PM



a: Quotation mark ~
b: lashing neon

What: "Quotation marks are like flashing neon: "Pay attention. This is important." So watch that you only put words in the mouths of important characters, and then only important words."

Useful?
Writer: Kathryn Craft
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 15 2013 7:45 PM



a: Quotation mark ~
b: boobies

What: "Quotation marks are like boobies. They come in pairs."

Useful?
Writer: Kornstalx
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 15 2013 7:44 PM



a: Quotation mark ~
b: the Romulan Cloaking Device

What: "Naturally, the dreaded exclamation point. I'd like to point out that I used two of them in this blog post, but they were rendered harmless because they were enclosed in quotation marks. Quotation marks are like the Romulan Cloaking Device for exclamation points."

Useful?
Writer: Andrew Smith
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 15 2013 7:47 PM



a: Quotation mark ~
b: bookends

What: "Quotation marks are like bookends; they work in pairs. Quotation marks indicate direct quotations, enclosing the exact words of a speaker, and are also used in a few other special situations"

Useful?
Writer: Monique Brewer
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 15 2013 7:50 PM



a: Quotation mark ~
b: double scissors

What: "Quotation marks are like double scissors ("snip!"); they literally cut out and lift information from the original source into your paper. This is useful when the exact words of the author are important."

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 15 2013 7:51 PM



a: Quotation mark ~
b: fences

What: "We teach little children that quotation marks are like fences, and that since commas and periods are very small, they need to stay inside the fences. While we are not little children, it is good way to remember that these little marks stay inside the borders of the quotation marks."

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 15 2013 7:53 PM



a: Quotation mark ~
b: little arms

What: "When trying to place your punctuation, remember this little picture: quotation marks are like little arms that lovingly hug your sentence and your punctuation. Keep the punctuation inside of the quotation marks."

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 15 2013 7:55 PM



a: Quotation mark ~
b: mini- affidavits

What: "Quotation marks are like mini- affidavits. They assure your readers that the words between the marks are exactly the same as in the original. Think photocopy. Think cut and paste."

Useful?
Writer: Suzanne E. Rowe
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 15 2013 7:56 PM


2/3s In Almost Impossible To Get...

a: proposition 50 ~
b: red herring

What:

"The proposition may sound appealing - why should legislators continue to get paid while under investigation for criminal acts? - but voters should reject it. One reason to do so is that it would violate the right to due process afforded to every citizen of this country, including politicians who are behaving badly."


Also, It raises the the vote needed to suspend a Senator to 2/3. Getting a 2/3s majority with current composition of the California Senate, will be close to impossible. Therefore it will be almost impossible to suspend someone. Vote NO against this. There needs to be more accountability, but this is not the way to do it.


Useful?
Writer: Lucrezia
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jun 3 2016 12:21 PM



a: subduction zone ~
b: pushing a shovel into the ground

What:

A subduction zone occurs when one tectonic plate slides beneath another plate. One plate sinks while the other rise. The classic example this is the Pacific North West. Here a portion of the Pacific Plate is moving underneath the North American Plate. The effect is fresh new mountain ranges and lots of volcanoes. You can demonstrate the same process by pushing a shovel into the ground and lifting up a bit of dirt. The uplift in dirt is a reasonable approximation of what is occurring beneath the surface of the earth.


Useful?
Writer: Lucrezi
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 7 2014 5:04 PM



a: inversion layer ~
b: a canopy

What:

"The inversion layer is like a canopy over the Los Angeles basin, prevent- ing both vertical and lateral dispersion of contaminants."


Useful?
Writer: R Morris
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Feb 5 2015 11:32 AM



a: inversion layer ~
b: plastic wrap

What:

"an inversion layer is like a piece of plastic wrap across the sky"


Useful?
Writer: Thayer Walke
LCC:
Where:
Date: Feb 5 2015 11:34 AM


Hiking In Nz

a: Inversion layer ~
b: a white sea

What:

"The inversion layer is only a few
hundred metres thick and, if you
drive up any mountain road - a ski
field or an alpine pass - you quickly
get out of the drizzly fog and into the
most brilliant sunshine. We take our
picnics and hiking gear and drive
up to spend a few hours in the sun,
recharging our inner solar batteries
at an altitude. From up there, the
inversion layer is like a white sea,
with the mountain peaks protruding
from it like an island archipelago.
With the sunlit fog blinding like the
surface of a glacier, the views are
what this land must have looked
like at the peak of the Ice Age.
After soaking up the sun and
the wide-open vistas, we return
to the world of fog, immune to its
sombre moods."


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Feb 5 2015 11:42 AM


Moves Real Fast Like......

a: Action potential ~
b: the race car

What: "The space constant is a passive property of membranes. Although it influences the rate of propagation of the action potentials, it is an independent process. It is like the surface of a race track and the action potential is like the race car. If the surface is muddy, the car will go slow, if it is firm and paved, the same car will be able to go much faster."

Useful?
Writer: John H. Byrne, Ph.D.
LCC:
Where:
Date: Apr 30 2013 9:58 AM


Action On......

a: Action potential ~
b: domino effect

What: "the action potential is like a domino effect in that its all or nothing."

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Apr 30 2013 10:00 AM


On=1 Off=0

a: Action potential ~
b: a digital signal

What: "The action potential is like a digital signal - it is either on or off."

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Apr 30 2013 10:03 AM


A Wave Of Na+ Ions......

a: Action potential ~
b: a wave coming over the bow of a boat

What: "Imagine that the entry of Na+ during each action potential is like a wave coming over the bow of a boat making way in heavy seas. Like the continuous action of of the boat's bilge pump, the sodium-potassium works all the time to transport Na+ back across the membrane." From p.93 of "Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain"

Useful?
Writer: Mark F. Bear et al.
LCC:
Where:
Date: Apr 30 2013 10:07 AM


Bangs It's Gone....

a: Action potential ~
b: firing a gun

What: Page 42 of the linked book. It is an all or nothing phenomena. Once it happens, the impulse doesn't stop until it gets to the synapses. This is somewhat like a bullet not stopping until it hits something.

Useful?
Writer: Ellen E. Pastorino
LCC:
Where:
Date: Apr 30 2013 10:11 AM



a: Replication Fork ~
b: A place where DNA replicates

What:

Kinda like a bed, it's where people reproduce by modifying their personal geometry.


Useful?
Writer: Lucretia
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jul 22 2015 5:02 PM



a: transition state ~
b: going over a mountain pass

What:

"An analogy is that the transition state is like the top of a pass going from one valley to another. "


Useful?
Writer: George Facer
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jan 3 2017 11:47 AM


Up And Over And Down.....

a: Activation energy ~
b: a fence to climb over before

What: "The activation energy is like a fence to climb over before you can ski down a hill. Often times, the reactions don't happen in our lives, because we do not climb over the fence, we do not reach the activation energy."

Useful?
Writer: Garth Kroeker
LCC:
Where:
Date: Apr 30 2013 10:30 AM


Yuky Biology

a: Activation energy ~
b: when you have to pee

What: "Activation energy is like when you have to pee and you are sleeping in bed. You need a huge effort to wake up, but later you will feel a lot better. Catalysis is when you can pee in bed."

Useful?
Writer: cippo
LCC:
Where:
Date: Apr 30 2013 10:33 AM


All Sorts Of Associations......

a: Activation energy ~
b: a hill a barrier, a wall an inpediment

What: The link is to a book about using analogy in science education. They discuss the limits of using this type of method. One problem is the student's free associating and coming up with their own conceptualization of the subject matter. While this is good for poetry and many other things, it not good for science topics. This subject matter is understood and well defined. So in the context of teaching and learning science, there are bad analogies, good analogies and then really good analogies.

Useful?
Writer: Peter Charles Taylor
LCC:
Where:
Date: Apr 30 2013 10:39 AM


Every Atom Is Unique

a: Emission spectrum ~
b: a fingerprint

What: "Because of this uniqueness, an emission spectrum is like a fingerprint. Thus, it is important to accurately record the the wavelength and appearance of each emission. The emission lines can be sketched or tabulated."

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Aug 9 2013 3:13 PM


Plotting The Emissions

a: Emission spectrum ~
b: histogram

What: "An emission spectrum is like a histogram defining the distribution of the number of emitted photons that fall on any particular wavelength. In a line emission spectra the photons fall into discrete frequencies which corresponds to the transition of electrons over the energy levels."

Useful?
Writer: Steven
LCC:
Where:
Date: Aug 9 2013 3:16 PM



a: Exclamation point ~
b: profanity

What: "An exclamation point is like profanity: the more you use it, the less subtle its effect. Go now and exclaim no more. "

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 11 2013 5:05 PM



a: Exclamation point ~
b: shouting

What: "Using an exclamation point is like shouting. If someone shouts all the time, they quickly become irritating, and you begin to tune them out. Overusing exclamation points can similarly irritate your reader and make your reader dismiss what you have to say."

Useful?
Writer: Jeanne Cavelos
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 11 2013 5:08 PM


Boob Goes The Sentence

a: Exclamation point ~
b: firing a cannon

What: "An exclamation point is like firing a cannon to add emphasis. How many times, really, do you need to hear the explosion? I hardly use any exclamation points in my personal writing, or very sparingly. And never, ever more than one in a row."

Useful?
Writer: Chaz DeSimone
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 11 2013 5:09 PM



a: Exclamation point ~
b: the horn in your car

What: "The exclamation point is like the horn in your car-use it only when you have to. A chorus of exclamation points says two things about your writing: First, you're not confident that what you're saying is important, so you need bells and whistles to get attention. Second, you don't know a really startling idea when you see one" (Woe Is I, p. 142).

Useful?
Writer: Patricia T. O'Conner
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 11 2013 5:11 PM



a: Ionization energy ~
b: electron greed

What:

"Ionization energy is like "electron greed".How badly does the atom what to hold on to its electron?Lower I.E. means it is easier (takes less energy) to remove an electron from the atom and create an ion. Higher I.E. means it is more difficult (takes more energy) to remove and electron from the atom and create an ion."

The more greedy the atom is for the electron, the more energy it will take to remove it.


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Dec 19 2014 10:28 AM



a: Association Areas ~
b: AP students in a school

What:

"The Association Areas are like the AP students in a school. They are on a higher level than the other students."


Useful?
Writer: kenyalmeredith
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 29 2015 7:46 PM



a: transition metals ~
b: a bridge

What:

"The 38 elements that make up the transition metals are like a bridge between both sides of the periodic table."


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 24 2015 11:16 AM



a: Punctuation symbol ~
b: road signs

What: "Punctuation symbols are also like road signs. They allow us to read through a text and understand it with no ambiguities, just as rules of the road allow us to arrive somewhere unharmed."

Useful?
Writer: Mike Pilewski
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 15 2013 8:16 PM



a: Conversion therapy ~
b: changing blood type

What:

"Conversion therapy is like trying to convince someone to change their blood type by prayer."


Useful?
Writer: Dan O'Dea
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jan 13 2015 12:15 PM



a: Conversion therapy ~
b: suggesting chemotherapy

What:

"Conversion therapy is like suggesting chemotherapy for hair removal. Sure, you could probably find some examples of someone who went through chemotherapy and was lucky enough to not get many adverse effects, but it doesn't make the entire concept not bat shit crazy at best and outright evil at worst."


Useful?
Writer: Bailey
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jan 13 2015 12:17 PM



a: Conversion therapy ~
b: electroshock therapy

What:

"Conversion therapy is taking away the rights of the people who they are "treating" Conversion therapy is like electroshock therapy in the past is does more harm and does not change anything. From what I read about these places they are borderline torture camps. Face it these places are just a snake oil to desperate people who can't see beyond themselves and what they believe is "normal" acceptable behavior. You can't make a zebra charge its stripes- just hide them. "


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jan 13 2015 12:19 PM



a: association cortex ~
b: database

What:

"The sensory association cortex is like a database of items you've touched before."

A brain chart is in the linked book.


Useful?
Writer: Sophia M Tampakopoulos
LCC:
Where:
Date: Sep 28 2015 6:58 PM



a: Radiation oncology ~
b: being an architect

What:

"Radiation oncology is like being an architect. You see the patient, define the problem and design the treatment. It's very analytical and that's always been more my interest."


Useful?
Writer: Tien-Shew Huang
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 8 2015 10:24 AM



a: migration stopping ~
b: stopping rain

What:

"To assume that one can stop migration is like assuming you can stop the rain. It is nonsense. Migration is a product of a whole host of factors. Just think of our public health model of interconnectedness. Migration is one of those interconnected nodes."


Useful?
Writer: Jacqueline Bhabha
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jan 1 2017 11:26 AM


It's Higher Than Everything Else....

a: Reduction potential ~
b: elevation stated on a road map

What: "Emphasize to students that a reduction potential is like an elevation stated on a road map. Both represent a difference from a defined zero value-hydrogen reference half-cell for reduction potentials and sea level for elevations."

Useful?
Writer: Martinez
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 14 2013 2:31 PM



a: absorption spectrum ~
b: fingerprint

What:

"An absorption spectrum is like a fingerprint; every element and compound will absorb one or more wavelengths of light. By determining *which* wavelengths are missing, the astronomer can deduce it's being absorbed by a specific element or molecule."


Useful?
Writer: quantumclaustrophobe
LCC:
Where:
Date: Dec 2 2014 7:14 PM



a: absorption spectrum ~
b: a jigsaw puzzle with a few missing pieces

What:

"In 1814 Joseph von Fraunhofer, a German optician, used a spectroscope to produce a spectrum of the Sun. He noticed that the spectrum contained a number of dark lines on a continuous spectrum. Fraunhofer had no explanation for these dark lines, but it was later discovered that they had resulted from sunlight passing through cooler gases in the Sun's atmosphere. A dark-line spectrum, called an absorption spectrum, is like a jigsaw puzzle with a few missing pieces. All stars show this type of spectrum. "


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Dec 2 2014 7:17 PM



a: population genetics ~
b: proverbial lamppost

What:

"In other words, mathematics in population genetics is like the proverbial lamppost. It's convenient to search under its light, even though you lost your coin elsewhere."


Useful?
Writer: Lynn Margulis
LCC:
Where:
Date: Dec 9 2015 3:30 PM


Off And On By Touch.....

a: Transcription factor ~
b: light switch

What: "Transcription factors are like a light switch. They turn genes on and off. ELF5 makes breast cancer cells ignore estrogen. That means estrogen-blocking drugs don't work anymore."

Useful?
Writer: Joseph V. Madia, MD
LCC: QP
Where:
Date: May 15 2013 2:29 PM



a: dehydration reaction ~
b: spitting a water molecule out of your mouth

What:

see dehydration synthesis


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 18 2016 5:29 PM



a: dehydration synthesis ~
b: condensation reaction

What:

It's a type of condensation reaction in which a water molecule is produced by the reaction between 2 organic molecules. Maybe it's sorta like water falling from the sky, rain. Rain is a condensation of liquid water from water vapor. Of course the precipitation of water in a rain storm is physical phase change not a chemical reaction, but zillions of rain drop falling from the sky may help with visualizing this type of chemical reaction.


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Dec 15 2015 3:29 PM


Looking For Dna

a: The restriction enzyme ~
b: search engine

What: "The restriction enzyme is like a "search engine". It scans the DNA looking for its recognition site. Even a single nucleotide difference will prevent the enzyme from recognizing and cutting its site. The enzyme binds to the DNA and then cuts it."

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: May 14 2013 2:39 PM


It Don't Connect To Itself.......

a: Male emotion barometer ~
b: a lost robot with a short circuit

What: "Humzie is Gaffur's little princess. The grand heiress , the ideal daughter, the ideal lady and apple of everyone's eye. Yet, her heart longs for the love of a man whose emotional barometer is like a lost robot with a short circuit. She is his childhood friend , his confidante , his prank partner , his agony aunt , his reality check. Just like Asad is to Zoe."

Useful?
Writer: MoronsKiMallika
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jul 17 2013 5:29 PM


Who Are You?

a: Line emission spectrum ~
b: fingerprint to the stars

What: "We will learn about the electromagnetic spectrum and how a line emission spectrum is like a fingerprint to the stars. We will delve into the Big Bang theory, topics in cosmology, and the life and death of a star all via information related to light."

Useful?
Writer: Catharine Sully
LCC:
Where:
Date: Aug 9 2013 3:11 PM



a: concentration gradient ~
b: a wound spring

What:

"The important thing to clearly be able to imagine is that most cells are stuffed to the brim with potassium ions and that this concentration gradient is like a wound spring waiting to do some work."


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: May 9 2014 6:25 PM



a: motor association area ~
b: a map of the body

What:

"the primary motor association area is like a map of the body as it contains neurons that control contractions of muscles in different parts of the body. adjacent muscles are controlled
by adjacent neurons."


Useful?
Writer: Rhiannon Sander - David
LCC:
Where:
Date: Dec 9 2014 7:07 PM


2hgo -> 2 Hg + O2

a: Decomposition reaction ~
b: divorce

What: "Use the "people elements" to build a model for this reaction. If a decomposition reaction is like a divorce, then a combination reaction is like a ... "A worksheet that shows people and chemicals dancing and stuff.

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Dec 25 2014 12:03 PM


In Gear And Ready To Go.....

a: Creation of an oncogene ~
b: changing gears from Park to Drive

What: "Say, for example the alteration of the DNA is like the ignition of an unoccupied car being turned on. The transformation of a normal gene into an oncogene is like moving the gear from P (Park) to D (Drive)while the handbrake is still on. Inactivation of anti-oncogenes is akin to the release of the handbrake and the car is now free to wander onto a highway and cause mayhem"

Useful?
Writer: Jill O'Donnell-Torme
LCC:
Where:
Date: May 12 2013 8:38 PM



a: Education Establishment ~
b: Great Pretenders

What:

"As best I can understand it, being in the Education Establishment is like being a priest in a religion. You have to embrace church dogma, totally. But finally the tenets of a church come back to faith. Then we're talking about God, infinity and complex things that you can't check out personally. But the gizmos that our Education Establishment promotes are not of this rarefied variety. These bad ideas are in the classroom. You can see they are goofy and don't work. You can measure the bad results. "


Useful?
Writer: Bruce Deitrick
LCC:
Where:
Date: Dec 28 2015 11:43 AM


Tradition Of Catholicism Is Like The Breath

a: Tradition of catholicism ~
b: the breath of a physical body

What: "The Living tradition of Catholicism is like the breath of a physical body. It renews life by repelling stagnation."

Useful?
Writer: Thomas Merton
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 20 2011 11:00 AM


Hazey Thinking

a: Cognition without myelin ~
b: using smoke signals

What:

"If normal neuron chatter is like "e-mail," then cognition without myelin is like using smoke signals. When the brain is injured, oligodendrocytes kick into gear to produce extra myelin that helps to repair the brain and restore regular neurotransmission."


Useful?
Writer: Nsikan Akpan
LCC:
Where:
Date: Dec 30 2013 7:08 PM



a: Evolution Vs Creationism ~
b: Discovery Channel Vs the Disney Channel

What:


Useful?
Writer: Jesus H Christ
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jul 30 2015 3:50 PM


Education Lobbying

a: higher education lobbyist ~
b: being a eunuch at the orgy

What: "And so the quote of the day comes from the university lobbyist, who lamented, "being a higher education lobbyist is like being a eunuch at the orgy."

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Apr 7 2012 3:43 PM



a: Formation of a blood clot ~
b: assembling a raft

What:

"Formation of a blood clot is like assembling a raft in the middle of a raging river. Platelets and a fibrin meshwork assemble on the injured vascular endothelial surface while blood continues to flow through the vessel."


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Aug 5 2014 8:32 PM



a: refraction of wave energy ~
b: magnifying glass

What:

"Jaws has a second wave-rearing trick. The swells on either side of the reef, moving in deeper water, bend inward, focusing much of their energy on the center of the wave crest. This refraction of wave energy is like a magnifying glass gathering light into a hot, focused beam. In essence, the reef squeezes the wave inward and upward. Surfers call it a peaking wave. It's a pyramid of water worthy of a pharaoh."


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Sep 22 2015 6:02 PM


Transcription Translation

a: Transcription Translation ~
b: city that produces CDs

What:

There is a city that is devoted to producing custom CDs that they ship out to customers. They have only 20 songs to choose from, but they are the best songs ever! All of the possible combinations of those songs are stored as master copies in the music database.

There is a factory where the digital version of the music is made into CDs. The music database is the nucleus, where DNA is transcribed to messenger RNA. The original master recordings of the music are the DNA. A special machine makes a digital version of a select mix of songs from the master copy. That machine is RNA Polymerase. The mRNA digital version is now shipped out of the music database and taken to the CD factory. It leaves heads there through the cytoplasm.

The factory represents a ribosome, where proteins are produced. The factory is built out of ribosomal RNA. When the digital copy makes it there, it is translated into the custom CD that was ordered. The digital copy gets loaded onto the computer to be translated on an assembly line. Machines recognize letters in sequences of three that each code for a certain song. Those machines are the tRNA. They recognize the code for a song with anticodons. The machines each produce 1 song. Some machines may recognize more than one codon, but will interpret that information by producing the same song regardless. More songs are added until the programmed instructions tell the machinery to stop.

When the stop codon is received, the CD is completed. CDs that are being shipped out of the city go to the packaging center to put them in a case with an album cover. The packaging center is like the endoplasmic reticulum, packaging proteins for shipment out of the cell. Other CDs that were ordered by residents of the city are not taken to the packaging center, but instead taken directly to the buyers.


Useful?
Writer: jasonpunger
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Mar 21 2016 1:37 AM



a: Internal Combustion Engine ~
b: Christianity or the English language

What:

"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."


Useful?
Writer: Bryan Post-kablammo Potts Sunday
LCC:
Where:
Date: Aug 18 2015 12:18 PM



a: Internal Combustion Engine ~
b: compressor

What:

"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."


Useful?
Writer: EJWash1
LCC:
Where:
Date: Aug 18 2015 12:21 PM



a: Internal Combustion Engine ~
b: a big air pump

What:

"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. "


Useful?
Writer: IMPORT TUNER MAGAZINE
LCC:
Where:
Date: Aug 18 2015 12:23 PM



a: Internal Combustion Engine ~
b: a furnace

What:

"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."


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Aug 18 2015 12:24 PM



a: Destruction of biodiversity ~
b: book burning

What: "If from the point of view of the value of information-genetic and other- wise-the mindless destruction of biodiversity is like book burning, then from the point of view of natural aesthetics and religion, it is like vandalizing an art gallery or desecrating a church."

Useful?
Writer: Meffet Carrol (?)
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 28 2013 7:56 PM



a: tension between politicians ~
b: pro wrestling

What:

"We keep electing crooks only because they are the ones with money. If an ethical and honest person gets elected, they are either corrupted or made powerless. If more of our congressmen, senators, and presidents had a community college or state school education, we would be better off. Today, most politicians have an Ivy League education and already belong to the "club." In most cases, the tension between politicians is just an act .....just like pro wrestling. When they aren't in front of the cameras, they go to the same bars and laugh at the suckers."


Useful?
Writer: A yahoo user-Bill
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jul 7 2014 7:25 PM



a: Hydronium Ion Concentration ~
b: Seesaw

What:


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Nov 3 2015 5:23 PM



a: diffusion of responsibility ~
b: General Motor Managment

What:

In a big organization, no one is responsible and few if any are accountable. This is also applicable to our Federal Government,most obviously, The US Congress where to one is really responsible for anything.....


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jan 8 2016 1:44 PM


Valuation oriented investing

a: Valuation oriented investing ~
b: being pregnant

What: "Valuation oriented investing is very much like being pregnant. You get to know whether and not when. " See the rest in the link.....

Useful?
Writer: William Smead
LCC: H
Where:
Date: Dec 14 2010 2:26 AM


paying no attention to grammar is like

a: paying no attention to grammar ~
b: learning how to be a martial artist

What: "To me paying no attention to grammar is like learning how to be a martial artist by only getting in bar fights and street brawls. You'll learn some valuable things about fighting, if you survive, but you'll only ever get so good"

Useful?
Writer: Ryan
LCC:
Where:
Date: Sep 12 2011 6:30 PM


Team Film As Team Nfl

a: Building film production deals ~
b: NFL team signing free agents

What: "Building a team of production deals is something like an NFL team's signing free agents in the off season. You need some real star to be the leaders and the attention-getters so others will follow"

Useful?
Writer: Mike Medavoy
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jul 29 2012 4:32 PM


Leader And Lagging Strands.....

a: Dna replication lagging strand ~
b: driving down a street with a stop sign every 5 ft

What: "There are two types of strands DNA polymerase replicates. There are the leading strands and lagging strands. The leading strand is replicated smoothly, while the lagging strand is like driving down a street with a stop sign every five feet. The lagging strand must be replicated in small single strands, while DNA ligase combines the stand together." The article is a fairly clear and creative description of DNA replication.

Useful?
Writer: Kelsey
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 9 2013 7:54 PM



a: Dna replication leading strand ~
b: zipper

What: "That leading strand is like a zipper, it is always replicating. The lagging strand is kind of like lego pieces being connected. Since The leading strand blocks part of the lagging strand, the lagging strand has less nucleotides than a leading strand, making it shorter."

Useful?
Writer: carney
LCC:
Where:
Date: May 9 2013 7:58 PM


Runway Clause

a: Thematic portion of the clause ~
b: the runway

What: "It is the point of departure. What this means is that the theme is the point beyond which the message in the clause properly takes off. If you like the airport metaphor, the thematic portion of the clause is like the runway."

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 9 2013 1:22 PM



a: opposition homosexual marriage ~
b: opposition to interracial marriage

What:

"The idea driving "gay marriage" is the idea that "gay is like black" and that opposition to homosexual marriage is like opposition to interracial marriage. Intellectually, this is an utter misnomer. It's not discrimination to treat different things differently. Two men cannot fulfill the public purpose of marriage; indeed, their inclusion in the pool of married couples will undermine the very idea that marriage has a clear public purpose, rooted in the natural family and in the need for responsible procreation."


Useful?
Writer: Maggie Gallagher
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jan 17 2014 4:43 PM



a: distribution of RNA polymerase ~
b: wealth distribution

What:

"It has often been noted that the distribution of RNA polymerase between different promoters in rapidly growing E. coli is like the distribution of wealth between the people in western democracies!"


Useful?
Writer: ShimonWeiss
LCC:
Where:
Date: Mar 9 2015 5:48 PM



a: primary motor association area ~
b: a map of the body

What:

"the primary motor association area is like a map of the body as it contains neurons that control contractions of muscles in different parts of the body. adjacent muscles are controlled by adjacent neurons"


Useful?
Writer: Rhiannon Sander - David
LCC:
Where:
Date: Sep 28 2015 7:00 PM



a: Woman in the Education library ~
b: this

What:

jabbering by
big boobed
professional broad
white shirt
to my right
eye


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Apr 22 2016 4:36 PM


higher-education administration

a: higher-education administration ~
b: business

What: "But higher-education administration is like business in that having people report to you raises your status. Plus, the fact is, government relations at universities is so complex and pervasive that no one person can do it alone." I knew there must be a link between the 2 somewhere.

Useful?
Writer: Peter Onear
LCC: L
Where:
Date: Jul 31 2011 12:30 PM



a: Exocrine portion of the pancreas ~
b: salivary gland in your mouth

What:

"The exocrine portion of the pancreas is like the salivary gland in your mouth. The one which makes saliva. Your saliva contains the enzyme amylase. The pancreas also produces the enzyme amylase which digests carbohydrates into simple sugars."


Useful?
Writer: Return2Health
LCC:
Where:
Date: Dec 29 2013 1:43 PM


Deep-brain Stimulation

a: The deep-brain stimulation device ~
b: a cardiac pacemaker

What: The device "is like a cardiac pacemaker," said Mahlon R. DeLong, a professor of neurology at Emory who first identified the problem regions. A thin wire (the electrode) is inserted through the skull and into that region, then connected to a controller and battery implanted under a patient's skin. The results can be "dramatic and transformative,"

Useful?
Writer: Josh Fischman
LCC: QP
Where:
Date: Jul 31 2011 1:09 PM


Synapses As Ics?

a: Molecular evolution of the synapse ~
b: the evolution of computer chips

What: "The molecular evolution of the synapse is like the evolution of computer chips - the increasing complexity has given them more power and those animals with the most powerful chips can do the most,"

Useful?
Writer: Grant SGN
LCC:
Where:
Date: May 14 2013 5:17 PM


Los Angels As Jumbled Mess Like English

a: The parking situation in los angeles ~
b: explaining the English language

What: "Explaining the parking situation in Los Angeles is like explaining the English language -- there are more exceptions than rules. In some areas, every establishment has a convenient free lot or ample street parking; other areas are pretty manageable as long as you have a quick eye and are willing to take a few turns around the block."

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: May 7 2012 5:58 PM


The Letters Matches

a: Inferring protein function from homology ~
b: solving an American crossword puzzle

What: "View it in these terms: Inferring protein function from knowledge of the function of a close homologue is like solving the clue of an American crossword puzzle. Finding the word that satisfies the definition may be difficult but the task is in principle straightforward. Working out the function of a protein from its sequence and structure is like solving the clue of a British crossword puzzle. It is by no means obvious which features of the definition are providing the real clues, as opposed to misleading ones. Also, for both types of puzzle and for the suggestion of a protein function, even if your answer appears to fit it may be wrong."

Useful?
Writer: Arthur M. Lesk
LCC:
Where:
Date: May 9 2013 5:45 PM


Gene As Pendrive/flashdrives

a: gene contains information about traits . ~
b: pendrives contains data about programs.

What:

A pendrive contains data in ICs about any programe.similiarly a gene also contains information of any trait to be express in dna sequences coded for a particular trait.


Useful?
Writer: vilas gupta
LCC: QH506
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Sep 13 2014 10:06 AM



a: Action potential conduction without myelin ~
b: walking with small steps

What:

"Action potential conduction without myelin is like walking down the sidewalk in small steps, heel-to-toe, using every inch of the sidewalk to creep along. Conduction with myelin, is like skipping down the sidewalk. In myelinated axons, action potentials skip from node to node and this is called salutatory conduction."


Useful?
Writer: Not stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Dec 30 2013 7:08 PM


Fine Art Funding

a: Columbus Association for the Performing Arts ~
b: Sams Club of Fine Art

What: I heard about this organization on the radio. The analogy made by someone who helped run the organization. I guess consolidation saves money in just about every situation.

Useful?
Writer: lucreatia_germanica
LCC: N
Where:
Date: May 24 2010 11:56 PM


Yoous non sequitur maximus

a: Bush Administration taking credit for Bin Laden ~
b: The captain of the Titanic making the 1998 Oscars

What: "John Yoo taking credit on behalf of the Bush administration for Sunday's strike against Osama bin Laden is like Edward John Smith, the captain of the Titanic, taking credit for the of the 1998 Academy Awards."

Useful?
Writer: ANDREW COHEN
LCC:
Where:
Date: May 11 2011 1:48 AM


Collision Of Electromagnetic Energy And Matter

a: The interaction of a charged object and an electric field ~
b: the sea lifting and dropping a ship

What: "Your analogies for visualizing the interaction are nice: The classical interaction of a charged object in a changing electric field (like the water molecule dipole in the microwave) is like the sea lifting and dropping a ship. The interactions of quantum photons with other quantum particles are better thought of as 'impacts.'"........see the link for the rest..

Useful?
Writer: Flip Tanedo
LCC: QC
Where:
Date: Jan 28 2011 3:31 AM



Green Venn Diagram

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.