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Hyperloop and flying cars add hype to Slovakia's startup craze

After transforming itself into an automotive hub, a reverse 'brain drain' is taking hold in the country

TAKING OFF: AeroMobil's flying car prototype is pictured during a ceremony to mark the taking over of the presidency of the European Council by Slovakia, in Brussels, on Thursday.


AN hour's drive from Bratislava, engineers are working up a prototype reminiscent of James Bond's extrication of a Soviet defector from the Slovak capital to Austria in the 1987 film, The Living Daylights. Instead of a one-man capsule, the 10-foot-high real-life version is designed...

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