Good Deeds Day is launched by Israeli businesswoman and philanthropist Shari Arison. It is now celebrated in more than 50 countries.

• Technion chemical engineering Prof. Hossam Haick begins developing the NaNose nano-artificial nose to detect various types of cancer and other diseases noninvasively through breath analysis. In 2016, Haick would be chosen as one of the GOOD 100 remarkable individuals tackling pressing global issues.

Prof. Hossam Haick. Photo courtesy of the Technion