"Scientific notation is like shorthand for writing very large or very small numbers. Instead of writing the number in decimal form, the number is shortened to a number multiplied by a power of ten."
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.