I don't know how often this can occur, or if it's specific to R&D mode. Any new techs spawned will not receive power. Unsure if this is actually reproducible, but whatever. I placed down 4 Glorsgaurde Fortresses, then split them all by pressing x on each. I then placed down another one about one R&D tile away, but then removed it quickly. Also, if you go back to spawn, all the "stuff"(the venture racetracks, most of the signs, the (gray) slopes, etc) has been moved to the left.