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Dr. George Yu, founder of Variable Technologies, won the Will This Float? competition in February. (Photo: Contributed)

After a nod from Forbes earlier this month, NODE—a product from a Chattanooga-based startup—got more attention from Bloomberg Businessweek Thursday. 

Dr. George Yu, founder of Variable Technologies, created NODE after spending a couple of years contracting with NASA-Ames and the Department of Homeland Security on mobile devices used for national security purposes.

Forbes called NODE the gift that "every techie wants for Christmas," and now, Bloomberg Businessweek said the gadget can measure anything.

It can take someone's temperature from two feet away and gauge the dampness in a basement, Businessweek reported. 

Businessweek also profiled Yu in the article and delved into how well the product might do on the market. 

Yu's company recently won the Early Innovator Award at the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce's 12th annual Spirit of Innovation Awards.

He also won February's local Will This Float? contest with the development of NODE, which drew attention from TechCrunch last month.

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