+1 It also happens to me but I figured out it's only a "visual bug". The research is happening but there's no visual account for it, no timer nor icon, makes the impression the M.A.M. is broken. But just wait and eventually the research will complete.
It started with the 10x supercomputer research unlocked caterium electronics and is happening with all Hard Drives, I got 8 HD in a roll in a long expedition and all bugged out but all completed.