Warner Bros. Games Montreal has announced its new game set within Batman's world, 'Gotham Knights', at DC Comics' FanDome. During the event, the developers brought nearly eight minutes of gameplay footage for fans to watch. The open-world game is set within Gotham City. The gameplay footage in particular sees Batgirl and Robin team up to take on classic Batman villain Freeze. This is just one of several villains encounters that the vigilantes-turned-heroes will happen upon in the game, according to Warner Bros. Games Montreal's description of the game. Both Robin and Batgirl will "use a variety of abilities, weapons, and unique combat moves to neutralize their foes," the description read. Gotham Knights will be released in 2021.
[NFA] Tropical Storm Isaias killed at least four people on Tuesday as it made its way up the U.S. Atlantic Coast, including two deaths at a North Carolina trailer park that was struck by a tornado spun off by hurricane-force winds. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
Gizmodo reports scientists have discovered a specific wavelength of UV light that’s both safe for people and can kill coronaviruses, both on surfaces and in the air. Researchers from Columbia University and Japan's Hiroshima University, have found that a UVC light wave of 222 nanometers does the trick. It's unable to penetrate the eye’s tear layer or the dead-cell layer of skin, preventing it from reaching and damaging living cells in the human body.
Over the weekend, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the novel coronavirus COVID-19 can be airborne. Days later, Gizmodo reports the public health agency took it back. The new language on the CDC's website was released Friday, saying COVID-19 could be transmitted by respiratory droplets and through the air. But by Monday afternoon, the CDC removed the new language, claiming it was a draft version that was posted in error.
Lovers of the great outdoors may not know his name, but they'll almost certainly know the name of his invention: Gore-Tex. Gizmodo reports the celebrated inventor, engineer, and chemist Robert W. Gore has died. He was 83. It's easy to keep rain off your clothes by cutting holes in a garbage bag and wearing it like a vest. However, it prevents the flow of moisture in both directions. Rain is kept out, but your sweat is kept in, making you soggy and unable to regulate your own temperature.
A woman seeking urgent care in Germany died this week after an apparently bungled ransomware attack took down a major hospital there. According to Gizmodo, the computer system's breakdown forced paramedics to rush her to another city for treatment. German authorities say it appears to be the first case of someone dying as a result of a ransomware attack, albeit indirectly. They're investigating the unknown hackers on suspicion of negligent manslaughter.
The last season of "Stranger Things" ended with David Harbour's Hopper presumed dead. However, previews for season four of the series show that Hooper is still alive. In a chat with Total Film, Harbour talked about the future of the character. Harbour said he and the Duffer brothers, creators of the show, had a talk about Hooper's resurrection. According to Gizmodo, Harbour compared Hooper's rebirth to Gandelf returning in "Lord of the Rings."
Halle Berry made history when she became the first African American to win the best actress Oscar. This was in 2002 for her role in "Monster's Ball", reports CNN. Since then, things haven't exactly gone the way one might expect. In a recent interview, Berry talked about the fact that Hollywood didn't exactly celebrate her. This is especially true in the wake of her starring role in 2004's "Catwoman" which bombed.
(CNN) Daisy Ridley has reawakened the debate over "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker's" biggest reveal, saying that the character of Rey's lineage wasn't clear to her even partway through filming the final chapter of the trilogy. Speaking to guest host Josh Gad on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Ridley said there were multiple changes along the way about the question of who Rey's parents were.