Traces of water and organic compounds could be all around us, floating around space on ubiquitous interplanetary dust particles.
The Cassini spacecraft detects propylene, a chemical used to make everything from plastic bags to lab equipment, on Saturn's moon Titan.
San Francisco ice cream maker Robyn Sue Fisher shows SmartPlanet how a machine called "Kelvin" uses liquid nitrogen to whip up ice cream made to order.
Android Gingerbread, the next version of the smart phone OS, will look prettier and offer sweet face-time action with video chat.
Store and dispense baking ingredients with a kitchen gadget that takes the hassle out of converting weights and measures.
ZeaChem devises a process in which a microbe from termite guts converts plant matter into acetic acid. The acid is then turned into fuel.
The social network adds dietary filters and the ability to search by ingredients.
The Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker remixes ingredients every time the dispenser is pressed, and the specialty kitchen appliance features two independent motors.
The Zoku Ice Cream Bowl consists of a stainless steel bowl and an colorful exterior sleeve. When ingredients are poured in, the prechilled bowl freezes them into a ready-to-eat sweet treat.
This year's Google doodle for Halloween lets people mix ingredients to play various mini games. Just don't look for an ending.