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Gallery: Behind-the-scenes at Tuesday and Wednesday of TEDGlobal

By Kate Torgovnick

TEDGlobal 2013 is steaming along, and our brains are bursting with new ideas as well as rebooted approaches to old ones. Here, some incredible images taken on site during days 2 and 3 of the conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. Enjoy.

As Andreas Raptopolous talked about Matternet, a system to use drones to bring supplies to those without reliable roads, he landed one of his quadcopters on the red carpet. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

As Andreas Raptopolous talked about Matternet, a system to use drones to bring supplies to those without reliable roads, he landed one of his quadcopters on the red carpet. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Fabian Oefner is a photographer who loves to illustrate scientific concepts. He shares his incredible art in the session Regeneration. Photo: Jams Duncan Davidson

Fabian Oefner is a photographer who loves to illustrate scientific concepts. He shares his incredible art in the session Regeneration. Photo: Jams Duncan Davidson

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Gentleman thief Apollo Robbins gets caught on camera as he steals a watch, during his talk. Photo: James Duncan Davidson.

Attendees enjoy themselves outside Edinburgh Castle. Photo: Ryan Lash

Attendees enjoy themselves outside Edinburgh Castle. Photo: Ryan Lash

Why haven't we yet ended malaria? Sonia Shah talks through the many challenges -- from scientific to the social. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Why haven’t we yet ended malaria? Sonia Shah talks through the many challenges — from scientific to the social. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Meet the first commercially available cyborg, the RoboRoach, controlled by an iPhone app. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Meet the first commercially available cyborg, the RoboRoach, controlled by an iPhone app. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

A bagpiper, appropriately, plays in TEDGlobal 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

A bagpiper, appropriately, plays in TEDGlobal 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

A look at our famous media cave, where video is captured and photos are pushed out into the world. Photo: Dian Lofton

A look at our famous media cave, where video is captured and photos are pushed out into the world. Photo: Dian Lofton

Russell Foster brought a brain with him onstage during his talk about the neuroscience of sleep. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Russell Foster brought a brain with him onstage during his talk about the neuroscience of sleep. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

A very cool view of the party at the National Museum of Scotland. Photo: Ryan Lash

A very cool view of the party at the National Museum of Scotland. Photo: Ryan Lash

Manal Al-Sharif shares why she decided to defy the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia -- and post the moment online. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Manal Al-Sharif shares why she decided to defy the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia — and post the moment online. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

The long view of the TEDGlobal 2013 stage. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

The long view of the TEDGlobal 2013 stage. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

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An artist takes graphic notes. Check out our field guide.

Le Trio Joubran -- three brothers who play the oud -- improvise a song together on one instrument. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Le Trio Joubran — three brothers who play the oud — improvise a song together on one instrument. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Raffaello D’Andrea demonstrates his “athletic” drones in the Flying Machine Arena. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Grégoire Courtine shares his incredible work in treating spinal cord injuries. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Grégoire Courtine shares his incredible work in treating spinal cord injuries. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

A glance of the carnyx, an ancient bronze horn with a bell shaped like a wild boar's head. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

A glance of the carnyx, an ancient bronze horn with a bell shaped like a wild boar’s head. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

A human statue at the party at the National Museum of Scotland. Photo: Ryan Lash

A human statue at the party at the National Museum of Scotland. Photo: Ryan Lash

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