Chicago's Top 10 Contributions to Science

Forget the ferris wheel: first controlled nuclear reaction tops list
By Sophie Goldstein,  Newser User
Posted Oct 4, 2007 4:20 PM CDT
Chicago, Usa: i grattacieli del centro con la Sears tower. (SCF5844)   (Magnum Photos)
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(Newser) – It's not all about heavy winds and deep-dish pizza.  A bevy of scientists picked Chicago's 10 most important scientific achievements as a part of a week promoting science:

  1. World's first controlled nuclear reaction
  2. Invention of the cell phone
  3. Development of hormone treatments for prostate and breast cancer

  1. Invention of magnetic recording
  2. Development of treatment for malaria
  3. The skyscraper
  4. Discovery of the top quark
  5. Discovery of chromosome abnormalities in cancer
  6. Carbon-14 dating 
  7. Discovery of the human body's process for making insulin