Does a white screen really emit more scatter radiation than a black screen? It has been debated. Does a white screen consume more energy than a black screen? It has been theorized. Either way, do we really need to endure an unnecessary risk just because it's consequences haven't been proven yet?
Take for example the most utilized search engine (or website, for that matter) in the world, Google. If the white screen consumes more energy theory is true, than we are wasting more than a little time each day doing our searches. If the white screen emits more radiation than a black screen is true, why not uphold the ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) principal?
Goobony (Google+ebony)is a new search engine, powered by Google, created with these basic principals in mind. By setting Goobony as your homepage you are making a difference in your own life by possibly protecting yourself from the damaging effects of scatter radiation, while conserving energy with every computer startup.
Sure, maybe this effect is very minimal individually; but if you spread the word, little by little we could save thousands of kVh every day! And that, my friends, could potentially make a difference for future generations.
Quote of the Day
Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.
(384 BC-322 BC)