In centuries-old buildings, some Vatican workers have techie paradise

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VATICAN CITY -- Looking at the centuries-old buildings and palaces, not many people would know that the Vatican has become a techie paradise, a wonderland of modern equipment and know-how. For instance, the Vatican Library is using NASA technology to digitize its treasures, according to some of the latest facts listed in the "The Activity of the Holy See: 2010," a yearbook published by the Vatican in September. Called Flexible Image Transport System, the digital file format is standard among the world's astronomers for storing, sending and manipulating images.

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