the game does in fact use that store research... the mechanic is that it doubles the speed of research when you have stored research.
There is articles and explanation on this posted in multiple places. I've seen that value go down if there is a physics project. It isnt used as a lump sum.
If these options aren't useful and enough people respond, then I will remove them.
I already did before I posted PWizard. I just thought people should know that many of the features still work in case they were wondering. 🙂