Africa International

At least 9 people killed in Shipwreck off Tanzanian Coast

Dodoma [Tanzania]: At least nine people were killed in a shipwreck off the Tanzanian coast near Pemba Island, with the boat said to be carrying around 30-40 people on the way to a funeral, media reported on Wednesday citing local police.Pemba South police commander Richard Thadei said the boat heading to Panza Island from Pemba’s city of Chake-Chake on Tuesday evening did not reach its destination, overturning in the middle of the journey, as Tanzanian newspaper The Citizen reported. “So far nine bodies have been recovered and taken to the Regional Hospital for a medical examination so that the process of handing them over to their families can go ahead,” the police commander said.Ten people are missing and six others were rescued, according to the news outlet.Thadei added that the cause of the accident is was unknown, but ruled out bad weather conditions. Rescue…

New Products Technology

Vivo unveils OriginOS Ocean with new music player, camera app

Dongguan [China]: Vivo unveiled its new OriginOS Ocean user interface on Thursday. The tech giant had a big event for its home crowd, since the UI is still available only in China, overseas phones ship with FuntouchOS.The OriginOS Ocean is the second major release and brings overhauled visuals and more information available at glance, reported GSM Arena. The manufacturer has posted a list of all phones that will get the new OriginOS in the future, and it includes a staggering amount of 47 different models. There are phones from all price ranges and lineups, dating back to the Vivo NEX 3S from two years ago.It is worth noting the rollout will happen in four batches. The first will be starting in a couple of weeks, with the X70 and X60 series lined up for the beta, as well as the latest iQOO phones and…

Science Technology

R3 Strong Radio Blackout Occurs In Certain Regions Around The Atlantic Ocean

On July 3 around 8 pm IST, the sun emitted a large solar flare that was observed by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. Solar flares are magnetic storms launched from the sun, releasing energy equivalent to a few million hydrogen bombs exploding at the same time. During a solar flare, the highly energetic charged particles are expelled from the sun at speeds close to that of the speed of light. These rays can disturb the ionosphere region of the Earth, which plays an important role in radio communications. The US NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center tweeted that a strong radio blackout occurred in certain regions around the Atlantic Ocean on July 3. “When radiation, energetic particles and solar plasma material released during a solar flare interact with the Earth’s magnetosphere and ionosphere, it creates strong geomagnetic storms. This induces strong currents at ground levels which…