Splat! Geek-in-chief Obama tests marshmallow gun

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday to test a new prototype for its arsenal of commander in chief - a high-powered rifle to send missiles screaming delicious marshmallow by the White House.

Guarded by an image reflective of his hero Abraham Lincoln, U.S. president firing the launcher and admire the other inventions on display at the fair to a young White House Science.

Obama is happy to see "Skype on wheels" robot that allows parents to use the Internet to communicate with distant relatives and only the envelope of sugar dissolved in a cup of coffee, to avoid creating waste. But could not resist the marshmallow launcher.

"Secret Service would be mad at me about it," Obama said, before the compressor and pumping vigorously shoot a marshmallow gun, invented by Joey Hudy 14 years of that.

Obama looked puzzled as a sweet shot around the room before hitting the wall near the entrance to the Red Room, an elegant living room furniture country full of rare 19th century France.

All the fun of the exhibition of science has a serious purpose. Obama has sought to highlight the importance attached to innovation, science and education - as reflected in the budget is presented next week.

The President said the Republican budget cuts to dry the type of public spending needed to excite a new generation of scientists and visionaries to develop the economy of the 21st century competition.

"Young people today met ... You inspire me. Young people like you that make me very confident that the best days of America are still ahead, "he said.

"When you work and learn and excel at what you do in math and science, when you compete in something like this, not only try to win the prize today, you get the conditions to win the America's future."

Obama said he introduced the budget next week will include programs to prepare new math and science teachers and to qualify more than one million U.S. graduates in science, technology, engineering and math for 10 years.

He also has advice for reporters and editors currently obsessed with the campaign of fireworks and the chance to win a second term in November.

"I will make a special request to the press - not only here but also the editor - is paying attention," he said.

"I mean, this is the kind of thing, so the young man who will make a big difference in the lives of our country in the long run than anything else."

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