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Friday, May 18, 2007

Use Blackle, Save The Planet

Now what do you do when you hear news like this? Some guys apparently calculated that if the google page were black instead of white, it would save 750 MWH of energy every year. This is because displaying white requires more energy as compared to black. Promptly, a customized version of google cropped up called Blackle.

This page lists the energy expended while displaying various colours. As you would notice, red and blue also burn more energy than black. So here's an idea for Robertson et al. to write a follow-up paper. Estimate how much energy was saved (and will be saved) by introducing the black suit plot in Spiderman 3.

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