Fire en Visualizing a world of data <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">First released in 2004, NASA’s </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">World Wind</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is an open source, 3-D model of Earth generated from satellite imaging data.</span></p><p>It’s not just a fancy globe. The model is designed to accommodate all kinds of information about our planet that can be updated in real time.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Strategic News Service</a> publisher and KPLU technology commentator Mark Anderson says World Wind is sparking a revolution in planetary data visualization. Anderson is so impressed by the technology that he made “Digitizing the Planet” the theme of his recent <a href="" target="_blank">Future in Review</a>, or FiRe, conference in southern California.</p><p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:45:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 9154 at Visualizing a world of data Suspicious fire damages historic Point Defiance Pagoda <p>An early morning fire has damaged the iconic, nearly 100-year-old Pagoda structure inside Tacoma&#39;s Point Defiance Park, but Metro Parks officials believe the brick building can be repaired. It will just take awhile; though exactly how long will not be known until inspectors can get into the building to assess the damage. The building is insured.</p><p>Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum <a href="">told The News Tribune the fire is &quot;suspicious in origin.&quot;</a></p> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 22:17:21 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1218 at Suspicious fire damages historic Point Defiance Pagoda Five dead in Redmond fire <p><i>Updated Jan. 1 at 8:54 </i><i>p.m</i><i>.</i></p><p>Authorities in Redmond say five people - four of them children - have been killed in an apartment fire early Saturday.</p><p>Police spokesman Officer Matt Peringer&nbsp;says a 32-year-old man died and a woman was taken to a hospital. The children, four boys, were aged 11 and younger, according to The Seattle Times.&nbsp;</p><p>Residents of 12 apartments were evacuated and taken to temporary housing.</p> Sun, 02 Jan 2011 05:32:04 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 453 at