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5 Inventions Alaskans Are Asking For

        Science | Inventions

If you live in Alaska and your garbage can has been overturned, you can probably blame this hungry guy! See more pictures of Arctic animals.
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Life in Alaska isn't for sissies. With harsh climate conditions, bizarre daytime to nighttime ratios and the occasional moose or bear lurking in the bushes, Alaskans have anything but a run-of-the-mill lifestyle.

Despite these challenges, few Alaskans would even consider calling anywhere else home.

True Alaskans know what it takes to make life in this undeniably beautiful state enjoyable: a little bit of grit, some extra-warm clothes and a bottle of vitamins.

Of course, a few cleverly designed inventions would make it easier for both native Alaskans and tourists to navigate and enjoy the state's many offerings. You never know -- today's pipe dream could be tomorrow's reality!

Read on for a few fanciful inventions that could soften the edges of life in Alaska.