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We can all save energy by using <a href="http://www.blackle.com/" target="_blank">http://www.blackle.com/</a> when we google. It has a black google screen which uses less watts than a white screen. Pretty neat! Especially since I am googling stuff a lot!<br><br>
Here is all about it:<br><br><a href="http://www.blackle.com/about/" target="_blank">http://www.blackle.com/about/</a><br><a href="http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/05/black_google_sa.php" target="_blank">http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007..._google_sa.php</a>
 

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Although, now that I do some more reading, it appears that blackle is not affiliated with google. It is just an attempt to get google to change its all white screen to black. So, I am not sure about this!
 

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janerose's hubby here...<br><br><br>
This only applies to CRT-type displays (traditional monitor or TV). LCDs will use <i>more</i> power to display a black screen than a white screen. All of the light that comes out of an LCD is generated by the backlight. Making a pixel appear as something other than white requires (analogy here) closing a small shutter. To appear as black, three of those small shutters must be closed (one each for red, green, and blue).
 
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