- The massive DIY workshop occupies a 15,000-square-foot space in San Francisco’s South of Market neighboorhood, and it’s already a thriving community oozing with ideas. With staff and classes that help bring concepts to reality, there’s just about everything here, including gizmos and facilities you might otherwise never get a chance to use: laser cutters; a sheet metal shop; a wood shop; and machines for injection molding, vacuum forming, and textiles; as well as application-filled computers and an electronics lab.
- Japanese inventor Akinori Ito claims to have that solution. He has created a machine that can turn plastic bags into fuel. Plastic bags are made from crude oil, after all, and Itos machine can revert the plastic to its original state.
- His invention is actually a non-polluting, fully contained process that heats up the plastic, traps the vapors and channels them through an intricate system of pipes and water chambers.
The WIPO Magazine 1/2011 (February) issue
is now available on the WIPO website.
This WIPO Magazine focuses on:
- 6th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting & Piracy
- Interview with Lawrence Lessig
- Penguin turns 75
- Online Music Licensing A Way Out of the Maze
- Parmesan The King of Cheeses
Also in this issue:
Project LEAF is now officially closed.
You may refer to its final documentation at