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February 17, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Obama pronounces new 787 airliner windows "cool"

President Obama toured one of the 787 jets on his visit to the Boeing plant in Everett Friday morning. He found the plane's windows to be "cool." Here he is checking out the interior and meeting Boeing employees. On the immediate right is Boeing's Mike Sinnett and Scott Fancher is on the far right. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

At the Everett Boeing plant today, President Obama toured  a 787 Dreamliner being built for United Airlines.

He seemed particularly taken with the aircraft’s windows that dim with a touch of the button, according to reporters who tailed the president on the tour.

“This is cool,” Obama told the media when Boeing workers showed him how the windows work.  “Everybody, pay attention. Look at that. The thing goes dark on its own. Pretty spiffy.”

Watching it again, he said the technology is “remarkable.”

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