"The peripheral proteins literally float on the surface of 'sea' of the phospholipid molecules, whereas the integral proteins are like icebergs, almost completely submerged in the hydrophobic region."
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.