There was a story this month about the biggest invention from all 50 states. Now there's a new list out of each state's biggest scientific discovery or BREAKTHROUGH.
For a lot of states in the west, the biggest discovery is dinosaur fossils. But the rest are more wide-ranging. Here are some of the most important breakthroughs on the list . . .
In California, the idea that the universe is expanding . . . Idaho, the prototype for the first television . . . Louisiana, the first cells examined under a modern microscope . . .
In Minnesota, the first bone marrow transplant . . . Mississippi, the first lung transplant . . . Missouri, the discovery of the largest known prime number . . .
In Montana, the first Tyrannosaurus rex fossil . . . New Jersey, research into plate tectonics . . . New Mexico, the detonation of the first atomic bomb . . .
In North Carolina, the first manned aircraft . . . Ohio, the development of synthetic rubber . . . Pennsylvania, the polio vaccine . . . Vermont, the first photographs of snowflakes . . .
In Washington, the Heimlich maneuver because that's where it was first used . . . West Virginia, the development of the steamboat . . . and Wisconsin, the advancement of stem cell research.
(Check out the list for all 50 states here.)