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.
ZeaChem devises a process in which a microbe from termite guts converts plant matter into acetic acid. The acid is then turned into fuel.
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The Situ Smart Food Nutrition Scale works in tandem with an iPad app. The kitchen scale keeps track of nutritional information.
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.